Netflix adapting ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ into an original series

MUMBAI:  The subscription streaming service Netflix has announced yet another original TV series based on the ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ books written by Lemony Snicket, the pen name of author Lemony Snicket

It has acquired the rights to the 13 best-selling novels published from 1999 to 2006.

Netflix is producing the project and currently looking for a director and will move forward from there.

Paramount Television, the TV arm of Paramount will produce the series in association with Netflix. Handler will serve as an executive producer.

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ tells the tale of orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death. More than 65 million copies have been sold in the series, which has been translated into 43 languages and spawned board games, card games, video games and albums.

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ is just the latest property to be adapted into a series. Other titles to be adaptation include ‘Archie’, ‘In the Heat of the Night’, ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Big’.


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