Netflix has made a ‘vastly frightening decision’ by announcing the renewal of the Netflix Original A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Following the favourable reception of the first season of Netflix’s adaptation A Series of Unfortunate Events, it has been announced that the show has been given a green-light for the second season. While, ordinarily, the news would be delivered via a simple social media post or Youtube video, Netflix decided they would go to the next level.
A rather cryptic video voiced by afflicted Author and series Narrator Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton: Rules of Engagement), appeared on the official Netflix Youtube and the Unfortunate Series twitter account. The video features Snicket reading out a coded message (albeit very easy to decipher) which directs users to a website.
Spoiler: The video highlighted several letters and words in yellow to spell out the url: www.vastlyfrighteningdecision.com
The website, complete with Count Olaf’s signature dark green wallpaper with a repeating pattern of a very familiar eye, contained a letter announcing the arrival of more unfortunate and upsetting episodes.
“Dear Viewer, It has come to my attention that, despite my repeated warnings, you have viewed the Netflix adaptation of my distressing work, known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate Events. Some of you have even binged, a word which here means, “Watched several episodes right in a row, despite having much better tings to do with your time.”
“To my horror, Netflix has been encouraged by this, and funnelled their ill-gotten gains towards a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series. 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. I hope you’re happy. Because you won’t be, ever again. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket”
Netflix ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events‘ is based on the 13-part book series by Daniel Handler. Check out our review of season one here.