In 2004, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events premiered as a film. Although I don’t remember much besides a creepy-looking Jim Carrey (a fairly typical Carrey look), I do remember my English teachers pushing the book series and taking a bunch of rowdy teenagers to see the film at the local cinema.
While I never read the books, and quite honestly, I did not understand the fascination many of my classmates had with the series, there has obviously been something very specific to the story that has appealed to such a wide audience.
Now, as a show on Netflix, A Series of Unfortunate Events is in its third and final season. For many, this is sad news, because it is an adieu to the Baudelaire children, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and Sunny Baudelaire (Presley Smith), as well as their wicked enemy Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris).
Series showrunner, Barry Sonnenfeld promises to Entertainment Weekly that this is “the most emotional the most emotional season yet. It’s got a lot of action, and the kids have become much more proactive and less victims.”
The third season will adapt the four final books of the series for the show’s conclusion. The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, and The End will wrap up the show’s final season. Even though Sonnenfield claims that fans may be disappointed, he promises that him and author, Daniel Handler tried to create an ending that is both faithful to the books, while also expanding the narrative’s final arc.
Although a final release date has not been shared yet, fans believe the show will premier in early 2019, as the first two seasons have premiered in March. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!
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