Even though it’s probably the best family show on Netflix right now, the brilliant A Series Of Unfortunate Events is set to end after Season 3.
Star Neil Patrick Harris revealed the news while doing promotional interviews for Season 2 of the show, which premieres on the streaming service on Friday 30 March.
“It was always the plan to do [just] three seasons, which I really liked,” Harris told TVLine. “It makes me feel like we’re doing a specific piece of art, as opposed to just hoping that the zeitgeist holds us up for as many seasons as people can stomach.”
Sad times. But we guess he’s right about having a fixed end point so the magic doesn’t go stale. Ending it early is also kind of apt, considering the show’s subject matter…
Here’s the synopsis for Season 2:
Based on the internationally best selling series of books, season two of the Netflix original series plunges further into the epic world of this darkly comedic mystery. Starring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. Foiling his many dastardly plans and disguises, the young siblings discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death, links to a covert organization, and begin to unlock long-held family secrets.
Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, Patrick Warburton and K. Todd Freeman (among others) return for season two. New additions to the cast include (but are not limited to) Lucy Punch, Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Robbie Amell, Sara Rue, Roger Bart and David Alan Grier. Featuring ten cinematic one-hour episodes, season two of A Series of Unfortunate Events launches globally Friday, March 30 on Netflix.
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