UPDATE: It turns out the Internet is abuzz Monday (July 6) about a teaser trailer for “A Series of Unfortunate Events” that is not actually from Netflix. The trailer is fan made, though it certainly looks amazing. Zap2it apologizes for the error.
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Last November Netflix announced it is adapting Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” novels into an original series. If the first teaser trailer is any indication, it’s going to be amazing.
The video isn’t on the official Netflix YouTube account. Instead, a relatively new account with the username Eleanora Poe posted the trailer. Book fans know that Eleanora is Arthur Poe’s sister. He is the banker who has guardianship over the Baudelaire children, while she is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Punctillo.
The teaser being posted by an “Unfortunate Events” character is in keeping with both the feel of the books, in which Snicket is as much as a character as he is the author, and the marketing so far. When Netflix announced the series, Snicket gave a statement lamenting the online streaming service’s decision to adapt his books.
“I can’t believe it,” Snicket said at the time, from an undisclosed location. “After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.”
Daniel Handler, the author of the books who uses Snicket as a pen name, will serve as executive producer on the series. Casting has not yet been announced.