Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Scores A Second Season

Lemony Snicket (Netflix)

by James White |
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If you enjoyed the first run of episodes adaptated from Daniel Handler's – sorry, Lemony Snicket's – books, you'll be happy to learn that a new season of the show has been ordered. You poor fool. Watch the announcement video, featuring a sneaky "hidden" message, below.

The link in the video, incidentally, directs you to a site featuring a greeting/warning from Snicket himself, and we dare you not to hear Patrick Warburton's voice as you read it...

"It has come to my attention that, despite my repeated warnings, you have viewed the Netflix adaptation of my distressing work, known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate Events. Some of you have even binged, a word which here means, 'Watched several episodes right in a row, despite having much better things to do with your time'.

"To my horror, Netflix has been encouraged by this, and funneled their ill-gotten gains towards a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series. Even as we speak, set builders, costume designers and trauma specialists are snapping into action, the better to bring you even more upsetting episodes, all because of your reputed enthusiasm for this grim example of so-called family programming. I hope you're happy. Because you won't be, ever again."

The series features Warburton alongside Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, Will Arnett, Cobie Smulders and K. Todd Freeman, among others, and charts the various misfortunes of the three Baudelaire orphans, who must constantly outsmart the nasty Count Olaf (Harris), who is out to steal the fortune left to them by their parents.

According to Handler, the show plans a 10-episode second season covering the books up to The Carnivorous Carnival, with the third using the story of the rest of the tomes. There's no indication yet when the show will return.

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