Netflix’s black comedy A Series of Unfortunate Events is set to return for a second season.
The announcement was made via the show’s official Twitter account which posted a screenshot of a letter written in the quirky style of original author Lemony Snicket captioned with “#ASOUE season 2 CONFIRMED!” and a link to the promotional site vastlyfrighteningdecision.com where it was originally featured.
“Even as we speak, set builders, costume designers and trauma specialists are snapping into action, the better to bring you even more upsetting episodes,” the letter explains. “I hope you’re happy. Because you won’t be, ever again.”
Although the letter doesn’t contain any specific details regarding future plot, the release date or casting, Snicket (the pseudonym of American author Daniel Handler) revealed in an interview with American magazine Entertainment Weekly that this season will be stretched out over ten episodes instead of eight like the first.
He also stated that it'll cover the next five entries in the popular children’s series, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital and The Carnivorous Carnival.
The show follows the plight of the three Baudelaire orphans Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny (Presley Smith) as they’re passed around from relative to relative trying to outwit the villainous Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) who’s hellbent on stealing their fortune.
The first season was met with a glowing reception from critics who praised the show’s dark fantastical tone, comedic elements and excellent performances.