Here at the Library we like strange and horrific stories for all ages, which is why we were so keen to get a peek at the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming eight-episode adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which lands on the app on January 13, 2017. The popular children’s book series was previously adapted as a feature film starring Jim Carrey, Jude Law and Meryl Streep in 2o04 by director Brad Silberling.
The new adaptation seems to be keeping with the cheeky writing style of the books, as evidenced by this letter to viewers that’s posted on YouTube along with the clip (which you can watch below).
The world is vast and full of wonders. So on Friday, the 13th of January, please… watch something else.
Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and premieres January 13, 2017 only on Netflix.