Netflix confirms A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 with Lemony Snicket message

Ben Travis
Olaf returns: A Series of Unfortunate Events will be back for Season 2 on Netflix: Joe Lederer/Netflix

Good news for people who love bad news: A Series of Unfortunate Events will be back for Season 2.

Netflix has confirmed more episodes of the adaptation of Daniel Handler’s Lemony Snicket novels.

The book series, written under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, follows a trio of orphans who are constantly in peril as their evil uncle Count Olaf plots to steal their inheritance.

News of the show’s continuation came in true meta form for the show – a message from Snicket himself.

“Dear Viewer,” it begins.

“It has come to my attention that, despite my repeated warnings, you have viewed the Netflix adaptation of my distressing work, 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 funnelled their ill-gotten gains towards a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series.

“Even as we speak, set builders, costume designers and trauma specialists are snapping into action, the better to bring you even more upsetting episodes, all because of your reputed enthusiasm for this grim example of so-called family programming.

“I hope you’re happy. Because you won’t be, ever again.”

The first season debuted in January, fittingly on Friday 13th, and adapted four of Snicket’s 13 books across eight episodes.

If Season 2 follows suit, it will adapt The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, and The Hostile Hospital.

The show is executive produced by Barry Sonnenfeld, and stars Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf.

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