It's no secret that Netflix is a place where bizarre and off-kilter stories can run wild. We've seen this happen time and again with a wide variety of genres, and one of the streaming platform's most recent hits has been A Series of Unfortunate Events. A proper adaptation of Lemony Snicket's literary series, the Netflix show has garnered a level of acclaim that the 2004 film failed to achieve, and it now seems that this success is leading to more episodes, and Netflix has officially announced Season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events in a delightfully absurd way.
This morning, Netflix released a teaser for A Series of Unfortunate Events online, one that didn't immediately appear to be an announcement of future seasons. Featuring narration from Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton) offering an ominous warning to audiences, the words that the author says slowly appear on the screen in a rotating spiral. Eagle-eyed viewers will likely pick up on something off about the trailer. Check out the mysterious teaser below.
As you can see from that quick teaser, as the words appear on the screen, certain specific letters turn yellow instead of white. When assembled, these yellow letters spell out the link for "URL www.vastlyfrighteningdecision.com." The website is as mysterious as the video that leads us to it, and it features a grim warning from Lemony Snicket about the future of the Neil Patrick Harris-fronted series. Well, to him it's a warning. To everyone else, it's a joyous announcement that more episodes are on the way!
You can read the note below:
One of the more interesting aspects of this video (in addition to the note that it leads to) is the way in which they both certainly honor tone and style of the series -- as well as the source material. A Series of Unfortunate Events has become well-known and beloved for its consistent willingness to break the fourth wall and make the audience an active participant in the story that its miserable author is telling. It's pretty clear that the folks behind the series have recognized how much fans enjoy that element of the material, and they have decided to double down on it as the series moves forward.
We will keep you posted with more updates related to A Series of Unfortunate Events as more information becomes available to us. The first season of the hit series is currently available on Netflix.
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