‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ is coming to Netflix.

'A Series of Unfortunate Events' is coming to Netflix. | Dearest Geeks of EarthOrange is the New Black, House of Cards – Netflix has already gotten all the hi-fives for its cable-caliber original series, and is now planning a foray into live-action entertainment with “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”

The streaming content king has acquired the rights to the best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (pen name of American author Daniel Handler) and is all kinds of excited about it.

“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,” says Cindy Holland, VP Original Content at Netflix. “The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members.”

Narrated by Snicket, the series of 13 novels follows the tempestuous lives of orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents’ death in an arsonous house fire. Their villainous uncle, Count Olaf, attempts to steal their inheritance, prompting the removal of the children from his home. Olaf then begins to a relentless hunt for the three, bringing about the untimely demise of a number of characters.

Netflix will be producing the fast-tracked project with Paramount – the production company behind the A Series Of Unfortunate Events film starring Jim Carrey, which grossed $209 million worldwide. The books have sold more than 65 million copies, and have been translated into 43 languages.

Find the series of books (or the movie) at your local bookstore and DGOE affiliate, Amazon. 

Photo credits: Paramount

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