“Men in Black” director Barry Sonnenfeld and former “True Blood” show runner Mark Hudis are set to produce Netflix’s upcoming series adaptation of Daniel Handler’s “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” fantasy book series.
Hudis will serve as show runner, Sonnenfeld will direct and both will executive produce the show. Handler is also an executive producer and Paramount Television, which produced the 2004 film adaptation with Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, is behind the new TV incarnation.
The series revolves around a trio of orphans who encounter the villainous Count Olaf and a host of other obstacles as they search for their rightful family fortune and the truth about their parents’ death.
No word as yet regarding when the series will go into production.