Netflix and Paramount TV have announced plans for a new live-action TV series based on Daniel Handler’s popular children’s book series “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”.
The story revolves around three orphaned children named Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire who must contend with an evil uncle who is constantly after their fortune following their parents’ untimely and mysterious death.
The streaming service has acquired the rights to the thirteen best-selling novels in the series with Handler onboard the show as an executive producer.
Over 65 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide, and has spawned board games, card games, video games, albums and a live-action film in 2004 that starred Jim Carrey, Jude Law and Meryl Streep. Paramount was also behind that adaptation.
The project is just the latest original TV series in the works at Netflix following the success of “House of Cards,” “Hemlock Grove” and “Orange is the New Black”. Coming up the service has “Marco Polo,” “Daredevil” and numerous Marvel Comics inspired series along with kid-friendly fare like “Madagascar” spinoff “All Hail King Julien” and a reboot of “Richie Rich”.