Netflix’ original adaptations are truly becoming a force to be reckoned with. “House of Cards”, “Orange Is The New Black”, and the slew of other new original shows slated for production are slowly claiming their stake among our television favorites, and the newest project, an adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” sounds like it will be one for the whole family to enjoy.
“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,” said Cindy Holland, VP Original Content at 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.”
In the story, Lemony Snicket (a pseudonym for San Francisco author Daniel Handler) narrates the events in the lives of orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire as they seek the truth of their parents’ deaths and fend off their malicious uncle Count Olaf, who is after their fortune.
“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.”
For the project, Netflix has partnered with Paramount, the same studio that released the hit Jim Carrey-starring film adaptation in 2004.