January 12, 2017


Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Renewed for Season 2

Joe Lederer/Netflix
Joe Lederer/Netflix

With the intriguing A Series of Unfortunate Events coming to Netflix tomorrow, Entertainment Weekly tracked down the fictional author Lemony Snicket's real-life creator and voice, Daniel Handler, for a chat. In said chat, it was confirmed that Unfortunate Events has been renewed; Season 2 is official.

Asked what he's up to next, Handler, who published the novel series from 1999 to 2006, answered:

"I am deep in Season 2. I’ve been working in my own dining room with a team of writers I’m really loving on the next season, and we hope to get the go-ahead to do Season 3, which...given how quickly young actors age and change, we’re trying to film everything as quickly as possible. The second season is laid out to be 10 episodes for the next five books, so it ends on The Carnivorous Carnival, and the third season would be the rest of it."

We all know the world/business appreciates TV series that come in with a pre-planned ideal season count, and A Series of Unfortunate Events seems like a shoo-in for a third round already. We'll just have to see if they do come up with even more.

Read EW's full Lemony Snicket er, Daniel Handler interview here; he also talks about the satisfaction of moving past the material comprising the books that the 2004 movie (starring Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep and Jude Law) already adapted.

The Netflix version launches Jan. 13. Watch a trailer here, then visit a nerdy land of mystery and comedy—New York Comic Con—with Fuse: