'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Teaser Will Give You Major Chills


GTFO OF HERE, JIM CARREY! Netflix is bringing back “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” and you're not invited!

The web-streaming website has officially announced they will be streaming a brand new version of the Lemony Snicket -- real name: Daniel Handler. Enjoy that fun fact, all you bar trivia nerds -- classic starting next year.

The series, which is set to be released on January 13, is slated for an  eight-episode first season.

It is being produced by Handler who is an executive producer for Paramount TV, the company behind the 2004 iteration of the “Unfortunate Events” movie that starred Jim Carrey.

Emmy award-winner Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed all three “Men in Black” movies, was also tapped as an executive producer and director on the project.

For those unfamiliar, Lemony Snicket's “A Series of Unfortunate Events” is the story of the Baudelaire orphans and their malicious watch-keeper Count Olaf.

The book follows the orphans as they try to outsmart Count Olaf in an attempt to unearth clues about their parent's death and their family's inheritance.

After the book was released in 1999, it became a massive bestseller with over 65 million copies being purchased since then.

Neil Patrick Harris will be starring as Count Olaf in the Netflix series, the role that Carey played in the book's movie adaptation back in 2004.

The series is also expected to star Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket and Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes as two of the Baudelaire orphans.

The news of Netflix dropping a new version of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" comes the same day the streaming service announced they will be releasing Marvel's "Iron Fist" to their site in March.


Citations: Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events is headed to Netflix in 2017 (Mashable)