Netflix to Adapt Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Streaming service Netflix is on a roll! The company that is changing the way we watch television is said to be adapting Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” into a series, various reports say.

A series of unfortunate eventsDeadline said that the show will be produced by Netflix in conjunction with Paramount Television and production is currently on the hunt for a director.

Based on a book series, the story of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” has already been done as a movie back in 2004 and starred Jim Carey, Jude Law and Meryl Streep. It delves on three orphan children — Violet, Klaus and Sunny — who learn the truth about the connection with Count Olaf and the death of their parents. The children’s book series has sold millions of copies worldwide and is regarded as classic.

“The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of Original Content.

“Mr. Snicket’s participation will be limited, given his emotional distress, but the project has the full involvement of his legal, literary and social representative Daniel Handler, who is often mistaken for him,” the press release goes on to say. Daniel Handler, as book-lovers know, is the real identity of Lemony Snicket.

There is no further details yet on when this series will be running on Netflix, but it joins its other family-oriented shows in the works such as “The Adventures of Puss in Boots”  and “Ever After High.”