On Monday, March 13, Netflix made a dire pronouncement about the future of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” — namely, that it’s coming back for season two. The streaming giant released a new video with a thinly coded message directing viewers to learn the horrible, horrible news of its renewal.
“Unfortunate” creator Lemony Snicket laments, “It has come to my attention that, despite my repeated warnings, you have viewed the Netflix adaptation of my distressing work … To my horror, Netflix has been encouraged by this, and funneled their ill-gotten gains towards a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series.”
For your own good, you should probably skip the second season when it arrives, continuing to tell the story of the downtrodden Baudelaire children Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny (Presley Smith), who were orphaned as the result of a mysterious fire. They have since been hounded by the evil Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), who relentlessly conspires to steal their fortune.
Until then, if you haven’t seen the first season already, do not under any circumstances subject yourself to all eight episodes, which have been available to stream instantly since January 13. Mark Hudis (“True Blood,” “Nurse Jackie”) and Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black,” “Pushing Daisies”) saw fit to develop “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for television. Special guest stars like Joan Cusack, Alfre Woodard and Catherine O’Hara also participated in this dreadful tale.
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