Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf in the adaptation of the popular book series.
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Neil Patrick Harris on 'Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events'

Another series of unfortunate events are headed to Netflix.

The streaming giant has renewed Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events for a second season.

A video was posted on the show's social media platforms early Monday pointing fans to the website vastlyfrighteningdecision.com. On the site, a letter was posted by the fictional Snicket in which he wrote that "set builders, costume designers and trauma specialists are snapping into action" on the new episodes. "I hope you're happy, because you won't be, ever again..." 

The pickup comes exactly two months after the eight-episode first season of the adaptation debuted in January. The Netflix-produced series is written by Daniel Handler, who executive produces with Barry Sonnenfeld.

Neil Patrick Harris headlines the adaptation as Count Olaf, the evil guardian of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus and Sunny — who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. As the children manage to evade Count Olaf's scheming attempts to steal their fortune, they begin to pick up clues about their parents' past. However, Count Olaf is determined to get what he wants.

Based on the international best-selling series of books, the show also stars Patrick Warburton (as Snicket), Joan Cusack, Alfre Woodard, Catherine O'Hara, Aasif Mandvi and Don Johnson, among others.

The series has received positive reviews and comes 13 years after the 2004 movie adaptation starring Jim Carrey, which grossed $200 million.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events joins Netflix's ever-expanding roster of original dramas, including House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, Stranger Things, The OA, Narcos, The Crown, Sense8 and the upcoming third and final season of Bloodline.

Watch Netflix's video about the renewal below.

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