Paramount Television will produce the series in association with Netflix.
Netflix has signed on to adapt the best-selling book series 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' into an original series for the online streaming service.
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Netflix streaming service has acquired the rights to produce a new series based on the 13 best-selling children's novels written by Lemony Snicket, the pen name of author Daniel Handler. Paramount Television will produce the series in association with Netflix, who also made the 2004 feature film starring Jim Carrey.
'A Series of Unfortunate Events' tells the tale of orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death. More than 65 million copies have been sold in the series, which has been translated into 43 languages and spawned board games, card games, video games and albums.
“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. We are proud to start work on a series for a global audience that already loves the books," said Cindy Holland, vp original content for 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.”
“I can’t believe it,” Snicket said from an undisclosed location. "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 announcement comes after Netflix introduced 'Richie Rich' to their growing board of TV series. The company also has announceed multiple movies that they will be bringing to their streaming service as well, including four Adam Sandler films that will exclusively stream on the service.
No details have been released on how Neflix plans to adapt the dark toned novels into a live-action TV series, and no date for release of the show has been announced.