Unfortunately, Netflix has released yet another new trailer for A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2. The series, much like the books written by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler), keeps warning fans to stay away if they don't want to suffer through the misfortunes of the Baudelaire orphans. But with such a faithful and fun adaptation, fans want to do anything but.
The first Unfortunate Events season 2 trailer showed Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) detailing how this new season will be "so much worse" than season 1. Season 1 saw Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and Sunny (Presley Smith) Baudelaire lose their parents and then several guardians in quick succession. And as always, Count Olaf and his posse of villainous cohorts were never far behind, chasing after the Baudelaire fortune. The second season will indeed get worse, with fewer kind guardians looking out for the children as they are placed in the care of Vice Principal Nero (Roger Bart), Esme (Lucy Punch), and Jerome Squalor (Tony Hale).
Netflix has now released a third official trailer for A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 that dives deeper into the plot. As was the case in season 1, Olaf remains in hot pursuit of the Baudelaire orphans and their fortunate - though he's starting to take things more personal now. Meanwhile, the orphans themselves will begin to learn more about their parents and the secret society that they belonged to, over the course of the episodes ahead. Netflix has also released a new poster for season 2, which you can check out below:
The show's Instagram page had been counting down to the reveal of this season 2 trailer, with posts providing a number of hints. Some look back at the characters from the previous season, while others provide some details about new locations and characters for season 2. Sprinkled throughout the posts are clues about the VFD, the organization from the books that has a connection to both Count Olaf and the Baudelaire parents. The new trailer confirms that A Series of Unfortunate season 2 will dive more deeply into this mystery.
Netflix has really done a good job marketing A Series of Unfortunate Events, especially to book readers who might be wary of the series after the film version missed the mark. The show version is a much more faithful adaptation in tone and content. The clues provided via the social media marketing just add to the overall experience. Fans are excited to look for the clues and put together the pieces of the mystery. More casual fans might also be drawn in out of pure curiosity about what things like the sugar bowl could really mean.
A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 premieres Friday, March 30 on Netflix.