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Netflix got off to a strong start in 2017 thanks to the first season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which was a small screen adaptation of the first four installments of the books series of the same name. The streaming service has already renewed the series for a second season, which is currently in production. Now, however, it seems that the Unfortunate Events team is working on more than just Season 2. Season 3 may already be in the works at Netflix.
A Series of Unfortunate Events has been renewed for a Season 3 at Netflix, according to TVLine. Netflix has not yet released a statement about the reported renewal for a third season, which comes less than a month after the official renewal for the second season. Given the delightfully quirky way that Netflix revealed the Season 2 order back in March, it's possible that Netflix planned to release the news in another unconventional manner. Then again, maybe Netflix just wasn't intending for the news to break at all at this point.
The Season 2 renewal probably didn't come as too much of a surprise to any were been keeping up on book scribe Lemony Snicket's comments on the series. Before Season 1 even debuted, he revealed that he was hard at work writing for a second season, with the intent to keep the action moving as quickly as possible before the young actors aged out of their roles.
Of course, the comments could have just been author showing optimism, but he went so far as to explain that the second season would be comprised of 10 episodes and tackle the events of the next five books in the saga. He seemed less certain on a Season 3, but he did indicate that "the third season would be the rest of it." Now, it sounds like he got the go-ahead for a third and final season, and fans won't have to worry that they'll never get to see a full adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. After the movie franchise failed to take off, it seemed like a TV show would be the way to do it.
Hopefully Netflix will release an official statement sooner rather than later, even if only so we can find out if star Neil Patrick Harris will get another celebratory A Series of Unfortunate Events tattoo. We'll have to wait and see. We can be sure of one thing: Netflix was fortunately the perfect place for Unfortunate Events to debut.
Check out our rundown of 2017 TV renewals and cancellations to discover all the other shows that will and will not be back for another round, and don't forget to take a look at our midseason TV premiere guide and our summer TV premiere schedule to find all your viewing options now and in the coming months.