Variety is reporting that Netflix has acquired rights to produce an original series based on best-selling 13-book franchise A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (the pseudonym of Daniel Handler).
The dark comedy series follows the exploits of three children after the mysterious death of their parents and the bad fortune that often befalls them, usually at the hands of evil Count Olaf. The Lemony Snicket books have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide.
There are not many details knows about the production at this point, other than that the series will be produced in association with Paramount Television, who also produced the 2004 Jim Carrey film Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. No expected start date was given.