Count Olaf Opens 2018 Announcing ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ Season 2

A new year, a new set of TV shows waiting to eat up our time. And what does Netflix choose to put out there first for all of us to see? Why, the hideous visage of Count Olaf, of course.

Netflix isn’t here to torture, however, but rather to announce the second season of the adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Neil Patrick Harris, returning as the series main antagonist, welcomes us to the new year before showing us clips from the next season. Angry mobs, falling down long elevator shafts, scary birds, and generally a series of, well, unfortunate events.

Season 2 will be the longest season, spanning ten episodes and covering the middle five books: The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital and The Carnivorous Carnival. In terms of plot summary, we continue trailing Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire as they continue to shuffle from place to place, avoiding the sinister Count Olaf and dealing with clueless adults. Like last season, each book will comprise two episodes.

All the main cast will be returning, with a few new supporting cast auditions. Broadway star Roger Bart will play Vice-Principal Nero, Lucy Punch from Hot Fuzz will play Esme Squalor, and Nathan Fillion will play Lemony Snicket’s brother Jacques Snicket. More casting information should be coming out as we get closer to the premiere date.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 will premiere on March 30, 2018.