Netflix adapting 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' into TV show

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Author Daniel Handler, a.k.a Lemony Snicket, is shown in a card reader booth at Cafe Flore in San Francisco on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. Handler is about to release the 11th installment of his children's book series "A Series of Unfortunate Events." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Author Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, is photographed at Anchor Oyster Bar in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. Is 13 the lucky number for the bad news Baudelaires? Lemony Snicket knows, but he's not telling. Snicket, Handler's alter ego, has ended his wildly popular "Series of Unfortunate Events" with the 13th novel, scheduled for release on Friday the 13th, 2006, naturally, and imaginatively titled "The End." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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By CHELSEA HUANG

Well, this isn't unfortunate at all!

Netflix is adapting the popular young adult book series "A Series of Unfortunate Events" into an original series.

The video streaming service has acquired the rights to the 13-book series written by Lemony Snicket (the pen name of author Daniel Handler), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"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 of original content for Netflix, said. "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 production will be in association with Paramount Television, according to Variety. Paramount previously produced the successful 2004 movie "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" based on the book series that starred Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep and Jude Law.

"I can't believe it," Snicket said with his signature dry humor. "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."

As "unfortunate" as the series may be, alongside successful originals like "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," the Netflix adaptation is bound to be a delight.


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