Netflix will adapt Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as a live action series, according to Deadline.
The new series will be produced by Netflix and Paramount Television.
“The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members,” said Netflix VP of Original Content Cindy Holland.
A Series of Unfortunate Events is written by Daniel Handler under the Lemony Snicker pseudonym, and tells the story of orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire who try to find out the truth of their parents’ deaths while their villainous uncle Count Uncle tries to take their fortune. This is the second time the series will be adapted to live-action, as Paramount produced a movie starring Jim Carrey based on the books in 2004.