Lemony Snicket is not going to be happy about this.
Less than a month after Netflix announced a Season 2 pickup for A Series of Unfortunate Events, TVLine has learned exclusively that the streamer has quietly renewed the dark comedy for a third season. (A Netflix spokesperson declined to comment.)
Last month, Netflix broke the Season 2 renewal news on social media via a letter from “author” Lemony Snicket. “It has come to my attention that, despite my repeated warnings, you have viewed the Netflix adaptation of my distressing work, collectively known as A Series of Unfortunate Events,” the note read. “To my horror, Netflix has been encouraged by this, and funneled their ill-gotten gains toward a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series… I hope you’re happy. Because you won’t be, ever again.”
As several readers pointed out in the comments, the two-season pickup presumably ensures that the TV adaptation will carry through to the end of the book series.
Season 1 of Unfortunate Events — which stars Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf — dropped in January.