Hudis will executive produce and serve as the new series’ showrunner, while Sonnefeld will direct and exec produce. The books’ author Daniel Handler will also serve as an EP. Netflix first acquired the project in November.
“A Series of Unfortunate Events” follows three orphans, Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, who are placed in the care of their uncle, Count Olaf, after their parents die. Unfortunately, Olaf turns out to be villainous, and attempts to steal their inheritance instead.
Hudis served as co-EP on the last three seasons of HBO’s “True Blood” and is also on Amazon’s new series “Hand of God.” He is represented by UTA.
Sonnenfeld, who directed all of the “Men in Black” movies, is repped by WME.