It's been 10 years since Lemony Snickets' A Series of Unfortunate Events was made into a movie, and you've probably accepted by now that there won't be a second one. We're not about to tell you that there will be (that's the sad truth), but you will see the Baudelaire orphans on screen again, now that Netflix has secured the rights to adapt the 13 books into a live-action TV program. For those who've never heard of the title: the books tell a rather dark children's tale, revolving around the terribly unfortunate lives of three orphaned siblings and their nefarious uncle Count Olaf (portrayed by Jim Carrey in the movie), who'd stop at nothing to steal the fortune they're bound to inherit."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," the story's author, Daniel Handler, wrote in the press release, taking on the identity of the series' ever pessimistic fictional author, Lemony Snicket. Netflix is still looking for the right director to turn the books into a show for your TVs and computer screens, so it's yet to announce when it'll be available to stream. In addition to A Series of Unfortunate Events, Netflix is also developing other original chidlren's programs in the next few years, including a How to Train Your Dragon spin-off and a King Kong cartoon series.
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