Season 1 of A Series of Unfortunate Events aired on Netflix on Friday the 13th of January 2017. The first season was a great series. However, it seems like a distant memory. Below you will find everything we know about the second season, which is due to release on March 30th and will consist of 10 episodes.
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The show is based on the 13 children books written by Lemony Snicket, about three orphan kids who are thrown into a world of misfortune after their parents supposedly die in a fire that destroyed their family mansion. They are sent to live with their distant relative Count Olaf who is a villainous crook and failed actor who will try anything to get his hands on the large Baudelaire fortune, that the eldest sibling Violet will inherit when she becomes 18. To get his desired results, the count is a murderer, arsonist, and other devilish criminals.
The debut season was based on the first 4 novels by Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window and The Miserable Mill.
It has been confirmed that the second series will not just cover the next four books; The Austere Academy, The Erastz Elevator, Vile Village And The Hostile Hospital. The second series will feature two additional episodes, which will contain the ninth novel,Carnival of the Carnivorous.
Below we are going to attempt to briefly cover what each of the books will bring to the series, so you have an idea of what to expect. We will try to minimize spoilers as much as possible to keep any surprises from happening.
On the last episode of season one, we see the children being delivered to ‘Prufrock Preparatory School’ by Mr. Poe. They meet the Vice Principal who ensures they will be safe from any villainy in the school. They try and make themselves as comfortable as possible, but the overhanging fear of the Count still looms over them.
In the next book ‘The Ersatz Elevator’, the children are sent to live with the ‘Squalors’, a good friend of their mother, in a penthouse apartment. Jerome tries his best to care about them, but his wife clearly only cares about what’s “in” and what’s “out”.
The seventh novel of Lemony Snicket, "The Vile Village", will see the siblings sent to a whole town by Mr. Poe. This means that each member is the legal guardian. Surely Count Olaf can’t fool the whole town and make off with at least one of the children?
The Hostile Hospital takes off from where the last, finished. The Baudelaire’s come across a group called the Volunteers Fighting Disease who try and help sick patients in the Heimlich Hospital. They are keen to find out the truth behind their involvement and set off on a hunt for it. They are not surprised that Count Olaf is going to try to stop them.
The final novel that will play a part in this series will be The Carnivorous Carnival. The story's final section will feature our protagonists undercover as they visit a fairground. And of course, it doesn’t take long for a somewhat badly disguised Olaf to come snooping around looking for the mysterious snicket files.
The series will be coming to your screens on the 30th of March. Let us know in the comments below what you’re most looking forward to from this season.