Netflix have acquired the rights to make Lemony Snicket's bestselling novels into a new Netflix original series, delighting millennials everywhere.
“I can’t believe it, after years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books." Snicket told the Hollywood Reporter 'from an undisclosed location'.
The books sold over 65 million copies and were translated into 43 languages. Previously, the books were adapted into a 2004 film starring Jim Carey as Count Olaf–the horrible guardian of orphans Bertrand and Beatrice.
The new acquisition adds to Netflix's upcoming line-up of original series–including a series on the life of Marco Polo and a kids series about King Julian from Madagascar.
[via Hollywood Reporter]