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'A Series of Unfortunate Events': Netflix Bringing Books to TV

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By    |   Thursday, 06 Nov 2014 08:59 PM

Netflix is launching Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” as a live-action television series, the company announced.

The popular books by Daniel Handler, who wrote under the pen name of Lemony Snicket, were made into a movie starring Jim Carrey in 2004, which grossed $209 million worldwide. Now they’ll see their TV screen debut at the hand of Netflix and Paramount.

Netflix is fast-tracking the project.

“On the search for fantastic material that appeals to both parents and kids, the first stop for generations of readers is A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Cindy Holland, VP Original Content at Netflix, told Deadline. “The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny, and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members.”

The Hollywood Reporter said Handler will be an executive producer on the series.

THR talked to Handler from “an undisclosed location.”

“I can’t believe it,” he said. "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."

At least one Snicket fan warned Netflix about the quality of the show.



Netflix may also pick up some new customers with this announcement.







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