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Ever since a fan-made trailer for Netflix’s adaption of A Series of Unfortunate Events appeared online, fans have been eager for more news on project. This week, Variety reported that the series tapped former True Blood showrunner Mark Hudis and director Barry Sonnenfeld to help create the previously announced series. Sonnenfeld has directed and produced a few other TV pilots in the past few years and is attached to the USA Network project, Swamplandia. Hudis will also exec produce the project along with Daniel Handler, the man behind Lemony Snicket.
The show is expected to draw from the popular fantasy book series by Lemony Snicket, while still differing from the feature film released in 2004. The “Unfortunate Events” series follows three orphans who are sent to live with the villainous Count Olaf after their parents tragic death. In the book series, the three children must overcome a variety of terrifying and troublesome obstacles to uncover the truth about their parent’s death and stay in control of their family fortune. The book series has sold more than 65 million copies since the first book was released in 1999. The show has yet to reveal how much will be covered in the first season and when it will be released on Netflix.