Work Already Underway on Season 2 of Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'
Netflix's rendition of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the Daniel Handler adaptation, won't be out until January 13, but plans for the future of the series are well underway, with scripts being worked on, following the show's premiere at the AMC Loews in Manhattan on Wednesday.
“We’re planning to do more, but we haven’t been greenlit to do more,” exec producer and director Barry Sonnenfeld told Variety. “But we already have scripts being written for the second season. We have the stages on hold, so we’re optimistic.” Sonnenfeld said that the series, adapting a 13 book series, would ideally devote three seasons to the source material. The first season follows the first four books, while season two would cover the next five, and the final season to cover the final four.
This would be ideal "“because at the end of the second season there’s a natural break after ‘Carnivorous Carnival’ for a really scary ending to the season," as Sonnenfeld puts it. Neil Patrick Harris, who takes on the role of Count Olaf, hopes for further episodes. "“It was one of the things I was bummed about with the movie is that it only got to follow the Baudelaires up to a certain point."