Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Has Arrived – See Photos from the NY World Premiere

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Netflix is probably feeling a little more fortunate with the arrival of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

On January 12, Netflix premiered it’s highly anticipated new show, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City. Neil Patrick Harris, Kelly Ripa, and Patrick Warburton were among those in attendance Wednesday evening.

Despite not getting the official “OK” from Netflix on a second season (or without even making it’s official online debut), the show’s writers are already in the process of penning scripts for the potential season two. If the writers are boldly going down this route, the series can’t be too unfortunate!

Based on the worldwide bestselling series, the televised version will also recount the story of the Baudelaire orphans–Violet, Klaus, and Sunny–and the sinister evil guardian Count Olaf (Harris) whose goal is to get his hands on the children’s inheritance by any means necessary. Therefore, the Baudelaire orphans must work together to outsmart Count Olafand–who uses insane disguises and sneaky plans to his advantage–to discover the mystery behind their parents’ odd sudden death.

As you may know, this wouldn’t be the first time Hollywood has tried to bring the books to life. In 2004, the first three books were adapted into a movie led by Jim Carrey. Although the film version didn’t prove to be the mainstream success they had hoped, Netflix felt it was worth reinvesting in. The Netflix reboot is an original production from the online streaming service with eight episodes to its name. Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) serves as one of the show’s executive producers.

Season 1 of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is available to view now on Netflix.


Written by Dory Jackson