After eight episodes, the Baudelaire children are still right in the middle of “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.” The Netflix adaptation of the book series got through four books in the first season, but still has a long way to go.
Netflix’s gamble on “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” is already paying off. Ratings beating Netflix’s last winning Marvel show, “Luke Cage.” Netflix officially announced it renewed the series for a second and third season — but how many will it take to cover the whole book series?
The answer: three seasons in total, meaning Netflix’s series will be the first-ever adaptation of all 13 books in the series.
Netflix announced in March it was renewing “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for a second season. Then, in April — before it even released Season 2 — Netflix went in for the series’ third and final season. With the three seasons official, we now know how Netflix intends to divvy up each set of episodes to cover all 13 books, as well.
As Entertainment Weekly reports, author Daniel Handler, who pens the books under the Snicket name, was already working on Season 2 even as the first season was released on Netflix. Season 1 covered the first four books in the series over eight episodes. Handler told EW the plan is to do 10 episodes in Season 2 and cover the next five books: “The Austere Academy,” “The Ersatz Elevator,” “The Vile Village,” “The Hostile Hospital” and “The Carnivorous Carnival.” Season Three would then cover the last four books over eight more episodes: “The Slippery Slope,” “The Grim Grotto,” “The Penultimate Peril” and “The End.”
It’s also worth noting that in addition to the 13 books in the main “A Series of Unfortunate Events” series, Handler also wrote prequels under the Lemony Snicket pseudonym. There are four books under the series title “All the Wrong Questions:” “Who Could That Be at This Hour?,” “When Did You See Her Last?,” “Shouldn’t You be in School?” and “Why is This Night Different From All the Other Nights?”. Right now there are no announced plans to adapt those books.
The good news (or bad news) for fans is that, in any (unfortunate) event, there will be 18 more episodes of grim situations and calamitous circumstances awaiting the Baudelaire orphans.