Another live-action version of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is set to hit screens — although this version will be brought to life on a multitude of small screens through streaming service Netflix.
VFD! VFD! VFD! VFD!
So forget about that other take on the book series! And apologies if you had forgotten about it until this moment.
Said the VP of Original Content at Netflix of the news, “On the search for fantastic material that appeals to both parents and kids, the first stop for generations of readers is A Series Of Unfortunate Events.”
“The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members.”
Totally relatable. If you’re a genius orphan being pursued by a villain with a unibrow, a suspicious eye tattoo and ties to a super secret organization.
Netflix continued, “Mr. Snicket’s participation will be limited, given his emotional distress, but the project has the full involvement of his legal, literary and social representative Daniel Handler, who is often mistaken for him.”
Added Snicket in the most Snicket way possible, “I can’t believe it. After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.”
Pssst, Billy Connolly, you and Meryl Streep can totally reprise your roles.