Netflix is adding another live-action series to its original television roster: The streaming company will adapt Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books into a TV series. According to Deadline, Netflix will be teaming up with Paramount Television; Paramount was the company behind the 2004 film adaptation starring Jim Carrey, which didn’t garner any sequels.
Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP Original Content, said:
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. 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 is currently searching for a director to adapt the first of the 13 books. When asked how much his involvement would be, author Daniel Handler told BuzzFeed, “Right now we’re all working closely to find the right director so that it might be developed accordingly.”