Netflix dropped some “unfortunate” news on fans early this week: there’s going to be a second season of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The announcement came courtesy of a letter from the fictional character Lemony Snicket posted on the web site vastlyfrighteningdecision.com.
In this letter, signed by Snicket, the writer notes that viewers went against his better judgement and watched the series in droves. This only means more trouble for the show’s children, the letter continues.
“It has come to my attention that, despite my repeated warnings, you have viewed the Netflix adaptation of my distressing work,” the letter said, “known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate Events. Some of you have even binged, a word which here means, ‘Watched several episodes right in a row, despite having much better things to do with your time.’ To my horror, Netflix has been encouraged by this, and funneled their ill-gotten gains toward a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series.”
“I hope you’re happy,” Snicket closes the letter. “Because you won’t be, ever again.”
The first season of the show premiered in January on Netflix to pretty high praise across the board. It’s based on the best selling books of the same name, and followed the lives of several children after their parents death in a fire. A paperwork oversight temporarily places the kids in custody of a distant relative named Count Olaf (played by Neil Patrick Harris) – a mysterious figure out to steal their inheritance. When his plans is foiled and his scheme exposed, Olaf takes on a variety of disguises to hinder the kids and their future guardians. And the more the kids avoid Olaf’s schemes, the more they learn about their parents.
We don’t know any details about season two at this point: a cast, a release date, or any plot points. But if it’s anything like the first season, you can expect another hit.