Engadget.com reported that Netflix has acquired the rights to make a tv series out of Lemony Snicket’s books. Many of you may remember that the books series “A Series of Unforunate Events” was made into a movie back in 2004. For those who’ve never heard of the title: the books tell a rather dark children’s tale, revolving around the terribly unfortunate lives of three orphaned siblings and their nefarious uncle Count Olaf (portrayed by Jim Carrey in the movie), who’d stop at nothing to steal the fortune they’re bound to inherit.
“After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books,” the story’s author, Daniel Handler, wrote in the press release, taking on the identity of the series’ ever pessimistic fictional author, Lemony Snicket. Netflix is still looking for the right director to turn the books into a show for your TVs and computer screens, so it’s yet to announce when it’ll be available to stream. In addition to A Series of Unfortunate Events, Netflix is also developing other original chidlren’s programs in the next few years, including a How to Train Your Dragon spin-off and a King Kong cartoon series.
This is a fun choice I think for Netflix to take since so many people love the series and were really hoping for a sequel.