The announcement was made via a "letter" written by the master of misery himself, which was posted to the series' official Twitter page. In keeping with character, the letter warns of the show's "unhappy and unnerving" style, and once again cautions viewers to get out while they can.
#ASOUE season 2 CONFIRMED!
— Unfortunate Events (@UnfortunateTV) March 13, 2017
Netflix later confirmed the renewal with a cryptic video containing a secret code:
A Series of Unfortunate of Events, now considered to be one of Netflix's most popular shows, is based on the popular young adult novel series of the same name which reached its popularity peak between the years of 1999 and 2006 according to a story by The Verge. As a result, Netflix's adaptation of the series is most popular with those who were preteens at that time, and are now searching for a bit of nostalgia via the online streaming service.
Netflix's strategy must have worked, as the first season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which featured 13 episodes co-written by Snicket himself (aka Daniel Handler, who uses the infamous pen name) has received critical acclaim. The first season focused on material derived from the first four books of the series, though there is no word on exactly what the second season will focus on. Although the book series itself contains 13 novels, the Netflix series isn't expected to end very soon, instead deciding to take a slower-paced approach.
Season 2 will also feature the return of Neil Patrick Harris as the dreadful Count Olaf, a role which is considered extremely difficult to get right.
Are you excited for the second season of this engaging series? Or will you choose to heed Snicket's grim warning? Let us know in the comments below.