×

Fake Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Lights Up YouTube

Fans of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” can’t wait for Netflix’s original series based on the bestselling book franchise — and someone has even gone through the trouble of splicing together an unauthorized teaser trailer for the forthcoming show.

On Sunday, the YouTube account of “Eleanora Poe” posted “An Unfortunate Teaser,” which has already garnered more than 700,000 views. (The account, created in June, has uploaded no other videos; Eleanora Poe is editor-in-chief of the Daily Punctilio newspaper in the “Unfortunate Events” series.) The song in the fan-created trailer is an excerpt of “Missed Me” by the Dresden Dolls, a Boston-based “punk cabaret” duo. [UPDATE, July 7: As of 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, the clip has racked up 1.9 million views.]

The teaser didn’t come from Netflix, according to a rep. “This was not released from Netflix and not anything official,” she said. The rep did not say whether Netflix would seek to have the clip pulled down.

Netflix announced a deal to produce the Lemony Snicket series last fall; the company has not disclosed an expected premiere date.

The Netflix series will be produced in association with Paramount Television. Paramount Pictures distributed 2004 film “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” starring Jim Carrey, which grossed $118.6 million on an estimated production budget of $140 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

In the “Series of Unfortunate Events” franchise, three orphaned kids — Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire — face trials and tribulations at the hands of the evil Count Olaf, as they seek to discover the secret of their parents’ death. The books have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide.

The Lemony Snicket books are penned by Daniel Handler. ICM Partners, which reps Handler, brokered the deal with Netflix for the series.

More Digital

  • BBC ITV BritBox Streaming

    BritBox to Roll Out in the U.K. in Fourth Quarter

    British broadcasters the BBC and ITV have formally agreed to launch their joint streaming service, BritBox, in the U.K. in the fourth quarter of 2019. It will be priced at £5.99 per month, making it the same price as the cheapest Netflix subscription in the U.K. ITV will control BritBox, holding a 90% stake. The [...]

  • Vobile - ZEFR acquisition - Yangbin

    Zefr Sells Its Copyright-Flagging and YouTube Channel-Management Businesses to Vobile for $90 Million

    Vobile Group, a video protection and measurement company, announced a deal to acquire Zefr’s RightsID copyright-management and ChannelID YouTube channel-management businesses for about $90 million. According to the companies, Zefr’s RightsID and ChannelID together generated over $40 million in revenue in 2018 and were profitable. The deal stands to more than triple the revenue for [...]

  • Justin Connolly

    Disney Merges All Media Sales and TV Channel Distribution Under Justin Connolly

    Disney promoted longtime ESPN exec Justin Connolly to the new role of president, media distribution, overseeing a single organization that combines all of the company’s media sales and TV channel distribution operations. Connolly previously served as EVP, affiliate sales and marketing, Disney and ESPN Media Networks. Based in New York, he will report to Kevin [...]

  • NASA - International Space Station

    Hulu Is Getting NASA TV in Time for the Moon Landing Anniversary

    Hulu’s live TV service is getting NASA TV just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. In addition to a live feed, which is available only to subscribers of Hulu’s live TV tier, Hulu is also gaining access to select NASA TV series on demand. The live TV deal was announced [...]

  • iheartmedia logo

    iHeartMedia Stock Drops in NASDAQ Debut

    Shares of iHeartMedia, the U.S.’s biggest radio network, fell as much as 7% after they commenced trading Thursday on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, and ended the day down around 3%. Last month, after exiting a year-long bankruptcy reorg, iHeartMedia announced it was approved for listing on NASDAQ, instead of pursuing an IPO. The company’s [...]

  • iHeartMedia-Pride-Media-TheOutcast-Logo

    iHeartMedia, Pride Media to Co-Produce Slate of LGBTQ+ Podcasts

    iHeartMedia is teaming with Pride Media, the media company whose brands include Out, The Advocate and Pride, to co-produce a slate of LGBTQ+ podcasts in 2019-20. The partnership will kick off with “The Outcast,” an iHeartRadio original podcast co-produced with Out Magazine. Hosted by Out Magazine deputy editor Fran Tirado, the weekly podcast will explore [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content