Though Jim Carrey may have tried to launch a franchise back in 2004, it was Neil Patrick Harris’ attempt at A Series of Unfortunate Events that somehow made a lasting impression in pop culture, and the second season is set to come out early this year. Netflix has given us a first look at season two of the show, and NPH is back as the kooky Count Olaf.
2017 was terrible, but 2018 will be so much… worse. Just wait until March 30th.
I’ll be honest; though I think that this Netflix adaptation is a tad exaggerated compared to Carrey’s version, it’s still the adaptation that’s more faithful to the books; they were, after all, meant for children. I just have to hand it to the 2004 crew for trying to make the franchise a bit more grounded.
Not to mention Carrey’s make-up was much more believable.
Seeing that the first season of Unfortunate Events covered the first four books of the series with two episodes per book, I’m assuming the 10-episode count of season two will have the next five books adapted this time; the books being The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, and The Carnivorous Carnival.
Catch the second season of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix airing on March 30.