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Barry Sonnenfeld, ‘True Blood’ EP to Shepherd Netflix’s Lemony Snicket Reboot

Series is based on bestselling children’s fantasy books which first spawned a 2004 film starring Jim Carrey

Barry Sonnenfeld and “True Blood’s” Mark Hudis have come on board to shepherd Netflix’s planned reboot of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” TheWrap has learned.

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.

The series comes from Paramount Television. The feature studio produced the 2004 big screen adaptation starring Emily Browning and Jim Carrey.

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.