The critically acclaimed dark comedy children’s book series, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, has gained new life in form of a Netflix series. After the mysterious death of their parents, the Baudelaire orphans, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and Sunny (Presley Smith), are left to fend for themselves with the enormous fortune that has been left behind. All the while, the menacing Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) devises scheme after scheme in efforts to steal away the Baudelaire inheritance.
Through crude disguises, murder, and nonsensical danger at every turn, the Baudelaire’s must keep their wits about them to outsmart Olaf and discover the truth about their parents.
Season one, which debuted in early 2017, covers the first four books: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, and The Miserable Mill, over a span of 8 episodes. Impressive cameos are featured throughout, with appearances from Joan Cusack, Will Arnett, and many more.
Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive for the television remake, and a second season is already in production. Be sure to catch Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix and be on the lookout for season 2 later this year.
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