A Series of Unfortunate Events: Watch (Fake) Teaser for Netflix Adaptation

The interwebs are ablaze with excitement over this beyond-creepy teaser for Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events — if only it were legit.

The 35-second video, uploaded to YouTube by user Eleanora Poe — aka the editor-in-chief of The Daily Punctilio, a newspaper in the world of Snicket’s book series — is even more chilling than the 2004 film adaptation of the children’s novels, which starred Jim Carrey as the nefarious Count Olaf.

TVLine has confirmed that the video, though incredibly well-made, is not an official teaser for the Netflix series. (Anybody else getting fond flashbacks of the infamous hoax trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show, which fooled fans and media professionals last summer?)

Little is known about Netflix’s Unfortunate Events adaptation; the live-action series was announced in Nov. 2014 and no further information has been released.

Hit PLAY on the (fake) trailer above, then drop a comment below: Do you hope this is what Netflix’s adaptation looks like?