Yup, in spite of the author’s efforts to dissuade you from watching it, the Baudelaire orphans adventures will indeed be continuing on the streaming service, following the success of the first series back in January.
And they announced the news in typically downbeat fashion via this post on Twitter:
Three resourceful orphans were able to salvage this letter from the ruins of a website destroyed by Count Olaf. pic.twitter.com/rd7JYYtN5g
— Unfortunate Events (@Unfortunate) March 13, 2017
The tweet, featuring a letter from Mr Snicket himself, ruminates on the success of the first series – even though it is mired in doom – and laments the fact that ‘Netflix has funneled their ill-gotten gains towards a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series’.
There’s also an announcement of sorts in a video entitled A Miserable Message – which gave the clues that series two is on the way.
The clip offers viewers a bizarre secret message which directs viewers to a website called Vastly Frightening Decision – except that doesn’t give away any more information either.
The first series of the show – based on the misdaventures of the Baudelaire orphans and their evil ‘guardian’ Count Olaf – adapted the first four books of the 13 penned by author Daniel Handler under the name Lemony Snicket.
It’s unclear how many of the books will feature in the second series, although Handler has previously indicated that the next five -The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital and The Carnivorous Carnival -would feature.