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A Series of Unfortunate Events Will Return in March

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Stacy Diaz | 03 January, 2018, 00:57

Count Olaf is here to help you celebrate the New Year.

The streaming giant released a short teaser featuring Neil Patrick Harris in full costume as Count Olaf, revealing that the second season of the series is set to debut on March 30, 2018.

Past year saw the premiere of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events television adaptation, based on the popular book franchise by Daniel Handler (under the pen name Lemony Snicket).

Despite its popularity in the printed form, "A Series of Unfortunate Events" has always proven a little hard to adapt to live action.

The series comes from the 13 Lemony Snicket books, and follows the mishaps of the three Baudelaire orphans: Violet, Klaus, and young little Sunny.

A Series of Unfortunate Events hits Netflix on 30 March.

Of course, the service didn't do itself any favors by releasing the initial first look at the second season on January 1st. Season 2 adapts books five through nine, including "The Austere Academy", "The Ersatz Elevator", "The Vile Village", "The Hostile Hospital," and "The Carnivorous Carnival". It probably told a more faithful adaptation than the Jim Carrey movie and Neil Patrick Harris just so turned out to be the ideal person to play Olaf.

The show has already been renewed for a second and third season (which should be enough to finish the story), and on Tuesday, we got our first look at season 2 courtesy of a teaser trailer on YouTube.

You can read our review of the first season here, which declares that the show "manages that rare feat of staying utterly faithful to the books, while still remaining fresh and dynamic".