Netflix to Adapt ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Into Original Series
Netflix has acquired the rights to produce an original series based on the best-selling series of books A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes, and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ death. The books have sold more than 65 million copies and have been translated into 43 languages.
“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,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny, and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members.”
Filmgoers will recall that Paramount released the 2004 movie based on the book and the studio will also be behind the Netflix production with author Daniel Handler set to executive produce the series.