Rabid Lemony Snicket Fan Posts Spot-On (Albeit Fake) Netflix Teaser
If patience is a virtue, we're glad one Lemony Snicket fan has decided to forfeit his morality.
Yesterday (July 5), a deliciously eerie trailer for A Series of Unfortunate Events, which Netflix is adapting for a live-action series, according to Deadline, popped up on YouTube. The clip featured bug-infested gramophones, burning books and the unholy crushing of a spider with a man's finger. Spot on? Totally! Real? Afraid not.
"This was not released from Netflix and not anything official,” a Netflix rep said, according to Variety. Still, the streaming service must have enjoyed the teaser a little bit, because it's yet to be scrubbed from the Internet.
Unfortunate Events will be based on the famous 13-book series by Daniel Handler, whose pen name is Lemony Snicket. The story follows three orphans named Violet, Klaus and Sunny who are after the truth behind their parents' deaths. Suffice it to say, the road to enlightenment is a bumpy one, but Netflix is thrilled to have the chance to give each speed bump the TV-treatment.
"On the search for fantastic material that appeals to both parents and kids, the first stop for generations of readers is A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Vice President of Original Content at Netflix Cindy Holland told Deadline. “The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members."
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