A Series of Unfortunate Events to Become a Netflix Show

The beloved children’s book series A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (the pen name of Daniel Handler) will be joining House of Cards and Orange is the New Black on Netflix. Deadline announced the deal for a live-action adaptation:

“I can’t believe it,” Snicket said, from an undisclosed location. “After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.”

Over at Buzzfeed, Handler gave an exclusive interview to Isaac Fitzgerald:

How much input will you have? Will you be working closely with the team at Netflix that will be developing the show?

DH: Right now we’re all working closely to find the right director so that it might be developed accordingly. Hey, interesting directors, stop reading Buzzfeed and call us!

The adaptation is being made with Paramount, the studio behind the Jim Carrey film adaptation. The best-selling series have sold over 65 million books around the world.

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