Netflix is adapting A Series of Unfortunate Events as a series
Rejoice? Perhaps not. In the spirit of Lemony Snicket’s writings, we believe this can only lead to dreadful things. What good would it do to turn the misery of the Baudelaire children into an original series? The audience will just end up binge watching really, really sad things.
Ah, but it’s true. Netflix shared the terrible news on Thursday. Lemony Snicket (the pen name of Daniel Handler) released this statement, "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."
In response, Cindy Holland (Vice President of Original Content for Netflix) said this with a dash of unwarranted optimism, "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,"
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