It was around two weeks ago, we sat down and decided to watch ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ starring Jim Carrey, Emily Browning, Meryl Streep, Jude Law and Billy Connolly. A film based on the 13 book series written by Lemony Snicket, penned by Daniel Handler. Taking a gander at our collection of books, we started discussing the potential they had as a possible TV series. Much to our surprise, it was revealed today that Netflix, in association with Paramount Television, have chosen to go ahead and produce a TV series based on the best selling novels.
I remember waiting, counting down the days until each new book arrived. Rushing home to read the novel as fast as possible. This sentiment was probably shared by many, 65 million copies were sold, along with additional books and merchandise such as; The Beatrice Letters, Snicket’s biography, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid, board games, video games and a new series; All the Wrong Questions.
Chronicling the misfortunes of the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus and Sunny, A Series of Unfortunate Events explores just that, misfortune, sorrow, misery and woe. Travelling with the children from guardian to guardian, they are constantly harrowed by the continual presence of an evil uncle. They are also investigating the circumstances surrounding their parents’ death, and uncovering secrets to do with their past that could quite possibly shape the children’s future.
It isn’t known when the series will begin, but this offers us a perfect reason to grab the books and re-read the tales.