A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3: Every Update You Need To Know

Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events will come to its depressing conclusion in 2019. Adapting the final four books from Daniel Handler (written under pen name Lemony Snicket), the eight-episode season 3 will finish the tale of the Baudelaire orphans - Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny (Presley Smith) - and their plight against the villainous Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), once again narrated by Snicket himself (Patrick Warburton). As fans of the books will know, A Series of Unfortunate Events season 3 will resolve many of the long-standing mysteries surrounding V.F.D., the sugar bowl and Beatrice.

  • Release Date: January 1, 2019
  • Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, K. Todd Freeman, Patrick Warburton, Allison Williams
  • Director: Not yet known
  • Writers: Daniel Handler AKA Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 Cast: Neil Patrick Harris And The Rest Of The Main Actors Are Returning

Naturally, A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 will bring back many familiar faces. Neil Patrick Harris will reprise his role of Count Olaf, still on a mission to get his hands on the Baudelaire's fortunes, played again by Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, and Presley Smith as Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, respectively. K. Todd Freeman will obviously be popping up as the well-meaning-yet-hapless lawyer with an ever-present cough, Arthur Poe, and it seems likely that Olaf's henchmen and women will be back too; Usman Ally, Matty Cardarople, Jacqueline and Joyce Robbins, and John DeSantis. And, finally, Patrick Warburton will be on hand to deliver his dour commentary as Lemony Snicket.

Several other previously seen characters are likely to return if Season 3 accurately follows the books, but we don't want to spoil them.

Read More: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 Cast & Character Guide

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 Will Have Some Major New Cast Members

Season 3 will introduce new, and very pivotal, characters to the final chapters of the Baudelaire's story. In the final sequence of season 2, we saw Allison Williams arriving as Kit Snicket, the third Snicket sibling. Given how closely the show follows the original books, you can expect that Kit will feature fairly prominently in the final season.

Along with Kit, there's a bevy of new characters from the books who the Baudelares run into, including submarine captains, another set of triplets, and more. Expect moe casting to come.

We're also likely to meet Beatrice, the woman whom Lemony Snicket loved, and whom he assumes is now dead.

Read More: A Series of Unfortunate Events Spoilers: The Truth Behind Beatrice

A Series of Unfortunate Events' Story so Far

A Series of Unfortunate Events started with the death of the Baudelaire parents. Their three orphan children, Violet, Klaus and Sunny, were left with an enormous fortune and no guardian. Count Olaf is determined to get his hands on their money one way or another, whether through marrying Violet, claiming guardianship of them all, or kidnapping Sunny, he'll stop at nothing. So far, the Baudelaires have been passed from one well-meaning but oblivious guardian to the next, each one falling for Olaf's tricks and disguises.

Read More: A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Recap Of Season 1’s Big Mysteries

At the start of Season 2, the Baudelaire's found themselves at Prufrock Prep School, about to make their first real friends, fellow orphans Duncan and Isadora Quagmire. However, Count Olaf was on their trail again, and the Baudelaire's fell from one unfortunate event to the next, until they were ultimately framed for the fake murder of Count Olaf. Now they're fugitives, posing as a Carnival freak show act while Olaf continues to cause chaos.

Season 2 comes to an end with the orphans finally learning some truths, courtesy of undercover V.F.D. Agent Olivia Caliban, about their parents sad and untimely death, and V.F.D., the organization that connects all of their previous guardians, as well as Count Olaf. They discover that the headquarters are in the mountains nearby and so decide to head there for more answers. Their plans are once again thwarted by Count Olaf, who kidnaps Sunny and drives off with her to the mountains, leaving Klaus and Violet behind in a literal cliffhanger ending.

Read More: A Series of Unfortunate Events: VFD & The Sugar Bowl Explained

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 Is The Final Season

A Series of Unfortunate Events is a thirteen book series, with Season 2 seeing the story up to Book 9. As such it's long been expected Season 3 will be the end, later confirmed by Harris. While it will undoubtedly be sad to bid farewell to what has been a madcap and thoroughly enjoyable show, with three of the central cast (Weissman, Hynes, Smith) all growing up, and no more source material, it makes sense to end it here.

Read More: Here’s Why A Series of Unfortunate Events Is Ending After Season 3

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3's Story

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 adapted books 1 through 4, while Season 2 tackled books 5-9. This means that Season 3 will finish up with books 10-13; The Slippery SlopeThe Grim GrottoThe Penultimate Peril and The End. The final season will be set in the mountains, a submarine, a hotel and a castaway island before drawing to a close.

As well as knowing the fate of Beatrice and the mysterious survivor of the fire, Season 3 will be focused even more on the mystery of V.F.D. and the history of the Baudelaire parents and Count Olaf. Maybe, just maybe, Violet, Klaus and Sunny's story will end happily. Sort of.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 Releases on January 1, 2019

Netflix announced in mid-November that A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 would release on January 1, 2019. This is line with previous years, where new seasons released in January. The New Year's Day premiere drop makes this one of the first Netflix Originals in 2019.

The Real Lemony Snicket Is Writing A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3

As already mentioned, Dan Handler - who wrote the books under the pen name Lemony Snicket and also worked on the Jim Carrey film - writes the teleplay for A Series of Unfortunate Events. He's presumed to continue into the next season. Joe Tracz has joined him, jointly writing 8 of the episodes so far, so he may well return for Season 3 as well.

No Directors For A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 Are Confirmed Yet

Possible Season 3 directors are not yet known, but it's likely that Barry Sonnenfeld - the show's mastermind - will helm some Season 3 episodes, having taken the reins of eight episodes so far. Another possible name is Bo Welch, who directed four episodes across seasons one and two.

Watch The Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 Trailer

Although it doesn't contain any new footage, a trailer for A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 has been released. This featured Lemony Snicket and Count Olaf presenting their different views on the show's final episodes, and ended revealing the return date.

There is No A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 Poster Yet

There is no poster is available for A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 yet, but we'll update this page as soon as it is.

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