12:02pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Renewed for Season 3
Netflix is ready to open another chapter of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
The streaming giant has handed out a season three renewal ahead of the adaptation's second season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The pickup comes a month after the show's season two renewal. Netflix declined to comment.
The series, which comes after the 2004 film adaptation starring Jim Carrey, launched with an eight-episode first season on Jan. 13.
The Paramount Television project is written by Daniel Handler, aka book author Lemony Snicket, 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 a fictional version of Lemony Snicket himself), Joan Cusack, Alfre Woodard, Catherine O'Hara, Aasif Mandvi and Don Johnson, among others.
Netflix's drama slate also includes the recently launched 13 Reasons Why, House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, Stranger Things, The OA, Narcos, The Crown, Sense8 and the upcoming final season of Bloodline.
For Paramount TV, A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of several scripted series projects inspired by Paramount's vast movie library. The studio's quickly expanding slate also includes School of Rock for Nickelodeon, Shooter at USA Network, Berlin Station for Epix and 13 Reasons Why, also for Netflix.
Harris will be pulling double duty this year. He also is set to host and executive produce a game show for NBC, Genius Junior, which was recently picked up for a 10-episode first season.