Netflix Is Up For A Series Of Unfortunate Events

424px-the_bad_beginningNetflix is branching out. The streaming company has acquired the rights to A Series Of Unfortunate Events series of books by Lemony Snicket. The plan is to adapt them into a live-action series.

The project is being done with Paramount Television. Paramount was behind the Jim Carrey 2004 adaptation that did $209 million worldwide.

The 13 book series focuses on the orphaned Baudelaire children: Violet, Klaus and Sunny. The children try to avoid the series of unfortunate events that constantly befall them and try to find out what happened to their parents while their villainous uncle, Count Olaf, tries to find and steal their fortune.

[Source: Deadline]

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.