A Series of Unfortunate Events

In typical Netflix fashion, it looks like they’ve gone ahead and given the greenlight to a second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events before the first one has even landed. In an interview with EW, author/writer/producer Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) revealed he’s already started working on the next run of episodes:

I am deep in season 2. I’ve been working in my own dining room with a team of writers I’m really loving on the next season, and we hope to get the go-ahead to do season 3, which… given how quickly young actors age and change, we’re trying to film everything as quickly as possible. The second season is laid out to be 10 episodes for the next five books, so it ends on The Carnivorous Carnival, and the third season would be the rest of it.

The first season lands on Netflix January 13.

HBO has unleashed a new promo for Big Little Lies, its upcoming limited series based on the bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty. This promo looks a little less satirical than the other ones did, and mostly just uses its time to remind you that this show has a really great cast: Nicole KidmanReese WitherspoonShailene WoodleyAlexander SkarsgårdLaura Dern, Adam Scott, and Zoë KravitzBig Little Lies premieres February 19.

Actually, Big Little Lies seems like it could also be the title for Riverdale, a.k.a. the Sexy Archie show. In this take on the classic comic book property, everyone is hot and hormonal and the seemingly idylllic Riverdale is actually teeming with sex and danger and secrets. Riverdale premieres January 26 on The CW.

Arrested Development Season 4

Another year, another rash of halfhearted promises that a new season of Arrested Development is “close.” Really! For real this time, they swear! To be fair, wrangling a cast that big and impressive is much, much easier said than done, and at the TCAs executive producer Brian Glazer reiterated that that was the holdup. But he thinks Arrested Development season 5 might take a big step forward soon. “We are really close — I think within a couple of weeks at the most,” he said. “I think we found a way to create the compensation structure for all the actors and create a work matrix so they can still make movies and do other things and it will all integrate.”

Fox’s Lethal Weapon TV reboot is getting its own version of Leo Getz, played by Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapons 2 through 4. But of course, he won’t be played by Joe Pesci. Instead, the series has cast Thomas Lennon as the character Entertainment Weekly describes as an “ambulance-chasing lawyer who looks to squeeze every drop out of each petty crime.” Lennon is currently slated for just one episode — the one airing February 15 — but if it goes over well it’s not hard to imagine Lethal Weapon figuring out a way to bring him back.

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