“There may be some of you who are surprised that Netflix would choose this to be the first face you see in 2018,” says Neil Patrick Harris as the evil Count Olaf in Netflix’s new teaser for season two of “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” “But those are the same people who wouldn’t recognize handsome if it set your house on fire. So dive on in.” Watch the teaser above, and check out the new season when it premieres on March 30.
By then it will have been more than a year since the first season aired. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” debuted on January 13, 2017 with its eight-episode first season that adapted the first four novels in Lemony Snicket‘s children’s book series. It followed the initial misadventures of the Baudelaire children, who fought to keep Count Olaf from stealing their inheritance after their parents’ death in a fire. Season two of the series will consist of 10 episodes that cover the next five books in the series: “The Austere Academy,” “The Ersatz Elevator,” “The Vile Village,” “The Hostile Hospital,” and “The Carnivorous Carnival.” That would leave four entries left to adapt in the unlucky-13-book series.
Daniel Handler — aka Lemony Snicket — serves as a writer and producer of the series. Emmy winner Barry Sonnenfeld (“Pushing Daisies”) is a producer and director for the visually lavish series, which earned an Emmy nomination last year for its music composition by James Newton Howard. The later premiere date might give season two an Emmy boost as it may be fresher in the minds of TV academy members by the time they vote in the summer. Are you looking forward to the new season?