Lemony Snicket aka author Daniel Handler is teaming up with Netflix to produce a new adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. The Hollywood Reporter quotes Cindy Holland, VP of original content for Netflix, as saying:
“On the search for fantastic material that appeals to both parents and kids, the first stop for generations of readers is A Series of Unfortunate Events. We are proud to start work on a series for a global audience that already loves the books […] The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny, and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members.”
As you may recall, the books first came to life in a 2004 film starring Jim Carrey. The movie took the first three books and turned them into one movie, but there are 13 all together. They follow the story of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire as they try to solve the mystery of their parents’ deaths and keep away from Count Olaf. Snicket said of the partnership with Netflix:
“I can’t believe it. 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.”
Terribly, horribly dismaying and so very exciting!
(via The Mary Sue)