Kizzie Frank - Arts & Entertainment Editor
The Baudelaire orphans are back in live action for Season Two of screenplay adaptation of the book series Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and will be available to stream on Netflix March 30.
If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off somewhere else. In this story, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle. - Season One: A Series of Unfortunate Events
The book series has 13 installments, four of which are covered in season one. In season one, we begin attempting to get the orphans to the correct guardian and leave at the point where the orphans were properly placed with an uncle with an unhealthy obsession with reptiles. He ends up ironically killed by one of his pets. Presumably, with no living relatives left the orphans are shipped off to boarding school. There is a trailer for season two. It shows us that unfortunate events will, of course, continue as the title suggests. One thing I do find interesting is the live action series constantly breaks the fourth wall and it never feels cheesy or forced. Impressive.
The entire season (ALMOST identical to the books) is told in the voice of the narrator, who we immediately find is Lemony Snicket, portrayed by Patrick Warburton. I am curious to see how they will incorporate the "Book the Ninth: Carnivorous Carnival", where the orphans find themselves evading circus animals. The trailer shows us that the youngest child, who is still a toddler will drive a truck and a pit of lions at some point so I'm sure this season will be as graphically pleasing as season one. Being that there are thirteen books, and the first season covers the first four, season two may cover Book the Fifth through tenth. Time will tell. For a little more detail on the back story, click the read more button below!
For those unfamiliar with the title the long story short is this: three children are left behind by their parents who have died in a house fire. The children are, from youngest to oldest, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. After their parents death they some how end up with a distant, egocentric, arrogant, and evil "uncle", Count Olaf. Count Olaf has no interest in raising or caring for these children, but wants the fortune the children with inherit once they become of age. Unfortunately Olaf stops will stop at nothing to obtain this fortune and make these children's lives a living hell. His reason: there is no reason, he is just plan evil. Fortunately, however, the orphans are each talented in their own ways: Violet, the inventor, Klaus, the "voracious reader", and Sunny and her razor sharp baby teeth. They use their talents to escape the dangers they face to escape the creepy clutches of Count Olaf's greed.
If you're more a fan of books, you can purchase the full set of 13 online. Once again season two, however, will be available for streaming on March 30th.