According to producer and star Neil Patrick Harris - who plays the dastardly Count Olaf - Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events TV show will end after season 3. Netflix had previously renewed Unfortunate Events through to season 3, with each season set to cover 4-5 of the original books by dedicating two episodes to each. Season 1 covered books 1-4 while season 2 will cover books 5-9. This means the third season will take on books 10-13.
A Series of Unfortunate Events follows the lives of the extremely unlucky Baudelaire orphans Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and Sunny (Presley Smith). After the death of their parents they are sent to live with Count Olaf, who they quickly realize is only interested in their money. They then spend the rest of the time avoiding his schemes and moving from one caregiver to the next. Season 1 saw them spending time with kindly Uncle Monty (Aasif Mandvi), grammer loving Aunt Josephine (Alfre Woodard), and as workers in Lucky Smells Lumber Mill. Season 2 will bring new locations, including the Baudelaires' new school, a fancy apartment building, a vile village, a horrible hospital, and a dangerous carnival. And of course, Count Olaf will never be far behind.
In an interview with TV Guide, Harris confirmed that Netflix is sticking to their plan and concluding the Baudelaires' adventures in season 3. He also spoke about adapting Lemony Snicket's (pen name of Daniel Handler) beloved book series:
"We've intentionally been very truthful and factual and loyal to the books. We've added a few characters that aren't in the books, we've added some songs that you probably couldn't put into the books, but for the most part we're sticking to the structure of what already worked."
Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events TV show has indeed been praised for how well it has stayed faithful to the original books - while at the same time, adding some surprising twists along the way.
It is refreshing to hear that the TV version of A Series of Unfortunate Events will not go past the events of the books. Recently, other series based on books such as Netflix's 13 Reasons Why and HBO's Big Little Lies have added second seasons that go beyond the source material, in order to have these additional seasons. While no one ever wants to see their favorite show end, sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. It is nice to see a show get a definite ending and come to a natural conclusion.
A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 premieres Friday, March 30 on Netflix. Season 1 is currently available to stream.
Source: TV Guide