A Series of Unfortunate Events ending

The sad tale of the Baudelaire children will finally reach its dreary end. Netflix’s TV adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s darkly comedic A Series of Unfortunate Events will be wrapping up its run after its third season, which will likely air sometime in 2019.

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a series of unfortunate events season 2 teaser

The most unfortunate thing about Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events adaptation is the painfully long hiatus that the series has had since its first season premiered in January 2017. But fret not, Baudelaire fans. The undaunted child genius heroes are back for season 2, more than year later.

A new teaser reveals the first footage from the second season, as well as a look at Count Olaf’s increasingly colorful costumes. The children may be filled with dread at seeing Neil Patrick Harris‘ Olaf again, but that is the opposite reaction most of us will have to seeing this teaser.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events opening credits

Count Olaf is a terrible actor. Him and his gang of funky villains, his theater troupe, aren’t going to win awards anytime soon. Olaf’s acting is fairly rotten, but thanks to the talents of Neil Patrick Harris, he has a slightly more tolerable singing voice. Harris sings the theme song in Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Below, hear the A Series of Unfortunate Events theme song.

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Neil Patrick Harris in Gone Girl

Neil Patrick Harris is the new Jim Carrey, at least as far as Netflix is concerned. Harris has just been cast in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as the villainous Count Olaf, the role played by Carrey in the not-very-beloved 2004 film. However — as befits a show called A Series of Unfortunate Events — the update comes with a side of bad news as well. The show has just lost its showrunner, Mark Hudis (True Blood).  Read More »

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

A couple of fortunate events have befallen Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Barry Sonnenfeld has just signed on to direct Netflix’s adaptation of the Lemony Snicket books, while Mark Hudis (True Blood) will serve as showrunner.

Hardcore fans of the series may recall that Sonnenfeld was originally on board to helm the 2004 movie, but was later replaced by Brad Silberling. More about the Lemony Snicket director after the jump.  Read More »

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