Netflix is going to turn Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events into a series, bringing the book series’ first television adaption following the movie starring Jim Carrey. While plans have been released, the effort seems to be in its early stages, with Netflix currently on the prowl for a director to take on the project. Netflix will be serving as producer alongside Paramount Television, and according to the folks at Deadline, the two companies are fast-tracking the series.
The book series itself proved massively popular with children, selling millions of copies across many countries, something that eventually lead to the feature film back in 2004 from Paramount. Any additional details about Netflix’s plans, such as who will be starring or when the series is expected to arrive, hasn’t been revealed.
This follows closely on the heels of Netflix’s “Richie Rich” series announcement, with the company having revealed late last month that it will be exclusively providing AwesomenessTV’s adaption of of the world’s richest kid. That series is set to launch for the service’s subscribers in Latin America, Canada, and the United States early next year.
The video streaming service also has several movies planned that will be rolling out throughout next year and beyond, including the four Adam Sandler flicks previously announced, a second Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon movie, and on December 12 it will be launching its new Marco Polo series, of which we recently got a look at its first trailer.