Terrible news, dear readers: Netflix have granted A Series Of Unfortunate Events a second season.
It was announced via a teaser video that contained clues leading to the website vastlyfrighteningdecision.com, where Lemony Snicket laments: "Even as we speak, set builders, costume designers and trauma specialists are snapping into action, the better to bring you even more upsetting episodes, all because of your reputed enthusiasm for this grim example of so-called family programming."
The show aired its eight-episode first season back in January, earning a wave of critical acclaim despite the content contained within each unsettling instalment. It's no surprise, then, that Netflix have ordered another season - and indeed, more episodes, with the next run consisting of 10 episodes, tackling the next five books in the series: The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, and The Carnivorous Carnival.
It promises further tales of misery and woe for the poor Baudelaire orphans, greater schemes from the nefarious Count Olaf, and a building of the mysteries that were layered throughout the first season. Naturally, as with any show that has a built-in audience and offers up mysteries, people have made some very fine deductions, and offered up plenty of terrible, terrifying theories.
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