#ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents has almost arrived, and fans are gleefully dissecting every coded trailer, scouring the promo images for hidden meanings, and counting down the days until we get to see #LemonySnicket's beloved bummer of a story acted out on the small screen.
Check out the latest trailer right now:
#Netflix has yet to release an official statement about whether or not there will be A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2, but we can take a page out of Madam Lulu's book and sift through the evidence at hand to predict the answer. Will A Series of Unfortunate Events have another season? Barring someone falling into a pit of lions or the Netflix headquarters toppling into a lake, the answer is probably yes.
The Case For 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Season 2
1. Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket Has It All Mapped Out
Netflix might not have given the official green light yet, but Daniel Handler already knows what he wants the future of ASOUE to look like. In fact, he's busy scribbling away at the Season 2 right now. He told Entertainment Weekly:
"I am deep in Season 2. I’ve been working in my own dining room with a team of writers I’m really loving on the next season, and we hope to get the go-ahead to do Season 3, which… given how quickly young actors age and change, we’re trying to film everything as quickly as possible. The second season is laid out to be 10 episodes for the next five books, so it ends on 'The Carnivorous Carnival,' and the third season would be the rest of it."
2. There Are 'Talks And Preproduction' Happening Now
In a recent interview with Popsugar, Patrick Warburton, who will play Lemony Snicket in the series, basically confirmed that A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 is already underway:
"I know that there's talks and preproduction going on right now."
3. There's Still Plenty Of Material
#LemonySnicket fans across the internet agree that the biggest fault of the 2004 ASOUE movie is that it simply didn't utilize all the delightfully depressing source material it had at its disposal. The film ended after skimming through only three books, and adding in a weird car-on-the-railroad-tracks sequence that was definitely not canon. While that decision might have been an unpopular one, it can almost be forgiven when you consider the time constraints of a movie. Netflix has no such excuse to abandon the series before bringing it to the perfect, poignant ending that Lemony Snicket initially created.
Since Season 1 will consist of Books 1 through 4, Season 2 will likely be Books 5, 6 and 7, followed by Season 3 (Books 8, 9, and 10) and Season 4 (Books 11, 12 and 13). But, for the love all that is holy, let's just hope they don't decide to go for a Season 5.
4. Netflix Doesn't Care How Big Their Audience Is
A typical network show needs to reach a large audience in order to bring in enough advertising revenue to make the production costs worthwhile. Unlike typical television, Netflix isn't beholden to advertisers or audience numbers since the streaming service earns its money from subscription fees. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos emphasized that point at a press meeting of the Television Critics Association in early 2016:
"We make shows for 2 million viewers and we make shows for 20 million viewers."
Therefore, it won't make much difference whether A Series of Unfortunate Events brings in a huge number of viewers or not. As long as there is a dedicated fan base (which there clearly already is) A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 will likely be a safe investment.
5. They've Already Started Casting
We don't officially meet Duncan and Isadora Quagmire until Book 5: The Austere Academy, but Netflix has already cast the two triplets. Avi Lake will play the poet Isadora, while Dylan Kingwell will play her brother the journalist.
There's been some speculation that this early casting and reports of filming mean that Duncan and Isadora will make a brief appearance at the end of Season 1. Yet even if that's true, it seems doubtful that they'd go through the trouble of including the Quagmires at all if there wasn't going to be another season of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Would you watch 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Season 2?