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We’re big fans of true-to-the-book (or more appropriately,
as-true-to-the-book-as-humanly-possible adaptations). Season 1 of Netflix’s
upcoming adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A
Series of Unfortunate Events
, is looking to be just that.

In a recent interview, Neil Patrick Harris revealed
that the show is not only Netflix’s most expensive production, but is adapting
the 13-book series by giving each book 2 episodes. So far, they have filmed 8
episodes—the first four books.

Harris also indicated that this new series is much “darker” than the previous 2004 film adaptation. Fans of the books will know that this
series, while containing humorous elements, has a lot of dark themes
throughout, so this news is probably one of the greatest things to tell an avid
book fan that may be skeptical of the adaptation.

Want to know when this masterpiece will be available??

Mr. Lemony Snicket has spoken, and his words bring dire news… And by dire, we mean super exciting to us nerds, because this is the news of the release date for Season 1 – January 13, 2017.

The first trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” has been released, revealing Patrick Warburton’s portrayal of Mr. Snicket, who is, as usual, quite depressed about this news.

Mr. Snicket’s monologue advises viewers to look away, and to not make “the same mistake Netflix did” by watching this new show. He is briefly interrupted by the cackling sing-song laughter that can only belong to Count Olaf himself (portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris.)

What are your thoughts on this new trailer? Actually, don’t answer that; please go back to watching it on repeat.

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