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There has been a huge amount of excitement for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events on the internet over the last few months. Despite growing excitement from dedicated fan, the production has been shrouded in mystery, however earlier this week Netflix announced that Barry Sonnenfeld has signed on to direct the series, with Mark Hudis acting as showrunner and executive producer.

Mark Hudis has most recently worked as executive producer on TV series Nurse Jackie and True Blood. Meanwhile Barry Sonnenfeld will be a familiar name to fans of the Men in Black trilogy, having directed all three series. However, fans of Lemony Snicket's macabre book series will probably be most interested in know he also directed both Addams Family films of the early '90s. Even more important to fans of the series will be the fact that Sonnenfeld was set to direct the original 2004 film adaptation of the book, before leaving the project after budgetary arguments with Paramount.

Barry Sonnenfeld will direct the Netflix series
Barry Sonnenfeld will direct the Netflix series

Netflix first announced their intention to turn Lemony Snicket's 13 books based on the unfortunate lives of the Baudelaire orphans into a series in November last year. From that point on the internet has been aflutter waiting for more news of the series, with some fans even going so far as to released a fake trailer for the show back in July.

Netflix is yet to announced a release date for A Series of Unfortunate Events, though it is predicted hit screens at some point in late 2016.

Source: Empire Online, Variety


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