Netflix plans to create a new original series based on A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony Snicket wrote 13 installments for his popular children’s book series so there is plenty of material to source for story lines.
According to Deadline, “Netflix is producing the project, which is being fast-tracked, with Paramount Television. Paramount was behind the 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey, which grossed $209 million worldwide.”
Netflix has a track record for using books as inspiration for its original series projects. House of Cards debuted in February 2013 and Orange Is the New Black came out in July 2013.