×

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

Netflix has picked up “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for a third season less than a month after the streaming service announced it was ordering Season 2, Variety has confirmed.

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, the series follows the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf (Harris) will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. In addition to Harris,  the series stars Patrick Warburton as narrator Lemony Snicket, Malina Weissman as Violet Baudelaire, and Louis Hynes as Klaus Baudelaire. Alfre Woodard, Joan Cusack and Aasif Mandvi also star.

A spokesperson for Netflix declined to comment.

Paramount TV and Netflix began the adaptation process in 2014, a full decade after a movie franchise starring Jim Carrey as Olaf sputtered in 2004. The first season of Netflix’s show covers four of the 13 novels in Handler’s book series — two episodes for each book. The series was created by Handler and executive produced by Handler and Emmy winner Barry Sonnenfeld of “Men in Black” and “The Addams Family” fame. The first season premiered on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. The book series has sold more than 65 million copies and has been translated into 43 languages.

The news comes just days after it was announced that Harris will host and executive produce a new game show called “Genius Junior” for NBC. Harris previously hosted the live variety show “Best Time Ever” on NBC, which was canceled after one season. However, as Variety previously reported, Harris and the network were committed to working together on new projects through NBC’s deal with Harris’ Prediction Productions.

TVLine first reported this news.

Popular on Variety

More TV

  • "The Positive Negative Reaction" -- Bernadette

    'The Big Bang Theory' to Stream Exclusively on HBO Max

    Bazinga! HBO Max has prevailed in the auction for streaming rights to “The Big Bang Theory,” one of the last major comedy franchises that has yet to be licensed for the binge-watching era. WarnerMedia’s nascent streaming platform will have exclusive rights to 12 seasons of the show from Warner Bros. Television and co-creators/executive producers Chuck [...]

  • Netflix-logo-N-icon

    Netflix Orders Supernatural Thriller Series 'Equinox' Based on Danish Podcast

    Netflix has ordered “Equinox,” a six-part Danish supernatural thriller series based on a well-known podcast, “Equinox 1985.” The show, which will be created by Tea Lindeburg (“Kødkataloget”), is set to start shooting later this year. It will be executive produced by Piv Bernth (“The Killing”) at Apple Tree Productions, which is backed by ITV Studios. [...]

  • David Goodman

    WGA West's David Goodman on Agency Strategy: 'We'll Start Meeting as Soon as Possible'

    David Goodman, who was resoundingly re-elected president of the Writers Guild of America West on Monday, said the guild plans to meet with several talent agencies soon in an effort to ease the impasse over packaging fees and affiliated production. “Many agencies had indicated that they wanted to wait to see the results of the [...]

  • THE TITAN GAMES -- "The Titan

    'Titan Games' Renewed for Season 2 at NBC

    NBC has renewed the Dwayne Johnson-hosted competition series “The Titan Games” for a second season. The series features men and women battling opponents in head-to-head physical challenges designed by Johnson. Winners advance to Mt. Olympus, a test of speed, strength, agility and endurance. “When we launched ‘The Titan Games,’ we set out to create an [...]

  • David Goodman

    David Goodman Re-Elected President of Writers Guild of America West

    David Goodman has been convincingly re-elected to a two-year term as president of the Writers Guild of America West, beating Phyllis Nagy in a bitter contest that became a referendum on the guild’s ongoing battle with talent agents. Goodman received 4,395 votes to Nagy’s 1,282 in an election that yielded record turnout among the WGA [...]

  • first wives club BET

    TV Review: 'The First Wives Club' on BET Plus

    Launching a series based on a beloved property is harder than it seems. On the one hand, you get the immediate boost of name recognition to lure in preexisting fans. On the other, straying too far from the plot and/or spirit of the original risks sparking their righteous wrath. It’s a tricky balance to strike, [...]

  • Thomas Golubic GMS Conference

    Guild of Music Supervisors President: 'The Economics of the Job Don't Work Anymore'

    The Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) hosted its 5th annual “State of Music in Media” conference on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Los Angeles Film School. Featuring a wide array of panel discussions on all manner of issues related to music in film, television and advertising, the confab drew top composers, music supervisors, licensing and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content