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Lemony Snicket series for Netflix

On-demand service Netflix has ordered an original series based on the Jim Carrey movie Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events.

Paramount Television, the TV production arm of Lemony Snicket film studio Paramount, will produce the series in association with Netflix.

The 2004 film focused on a trio of orphaned children seeking to adopted by the evil mysterious Count Olaf, who wants to steal their late parents’ fortune.

It was based on a book from Daniel Handler, who adopts the pen name character Lemony Snicket when writing his novel series. Handler will be an executive producer on the TV series.

“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,’” said Cindy Holland, VP of original content for Netflix. “The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny, and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members.”

Netflix has not released a launch date for the show.