By T. Mack
Netflix is stepping up its original programming game and has been for some time. There is an entire list of material it has in queue to bring us in the upcoming months and years. One such title is a series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. This weekend, a teaser trailer for the upcoming show was released and fans fell in love. Then, Netflix announced the trailer is not theirs. How mysterious!
From 1999-2006, 13 books were published to tell the tale of the Baudelaire children: Violet, Klaus and Sunny. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket delivered just what the title promised. The darkly humorous stories were a hit with children and adults alike. In 2004, a movie adaptation was made of the first three books. Starring Jim Carrey, the film failed to satisfy fans of the books or entertain anyone at all. The movie franchise was shelved and the books went on to mind their own business.
Now, Netflix has acquired the rights to adapt the material again, this time as a full television series. Fans of the books are hoping the streaming service can do for this series what it did for Daredevil: make an excellent show that can erase the horrible legacy of the previous film.
This past weekend, a teaser trailer for Netflix’s new show hit the internet and caused quite the stir. It set a perfectly dark tone and offered numerous references to the books. Fans “squeed” themselves with excitement. Today, though, Netflix confirmed with EW that they did not release the trailer and have no idea where it came from.
Here’s hoping that what we eventually get from Netflix will be just as good if not better than this mystery trailer. Check out the trailer below then take to the comments. Are you a fan of the Unfortunate Series? What do you hope to see in Netflix’s adaptation? What do you hope not to see? Let us know.