Netflix to Adapt ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ for TV Series

lemony_snicket_a_series_of_unfortunate_events_the_bad_beginning_coverNetflix is adapting popular book series A Series of Unfortunate Events into an original series.

The streaming service has acquired the rights to produce a new series based on the 13 best-selling novels published from 1999 to 2006 and written by Lemony Snicket, the pen name of author Daniel Handler. Paramount Television, the studio behind the 2004 feature that starred Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep and Jude Law — will produce the series in association with Netflix.

A Series of Unfortunate Events tells the tale of orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ death. More than 65 million copies have been sold in the series, which has been translated into 43 languages and spawned board games, card games, video games and albums.

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IMPORTANT NOTE THIS TV SHOW IS CURRENTLY FOR U.S. AUDIENCES ONLY. SHOULD IT BE PICKED UP IN THE U.K. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW.

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