With less than two months to go until the premiere of the second season of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, the show’s star is now saying that, unfortunately, the show will only continue for one more season. If you’re a fan of the book series the show is based on, however, that may actually make a lot of sense.
There are only 13 books in the Unfortunate Events series, with the final book, The End, arriving in bookstores back in 2006.
The first season of the Netflix television version of the series faithfully adapted the first four books, and the second season is expected to adapt books five through nine.
That only leaves four additional books to adapt for the third season, and it appears producers are planning to end the series at that point.
“We’re three seasons all in,” says actor Neil Patrick Harris, who produces the series and stars as the villainous Count Olaf.
“We’ve intentionally been very truthful and factual and loyal to the books. We’ve added a few characters that aren’t in the books, we’ve added some songs that you probably couldn’t put into the books, but for the most part we’re sticking to the structure of what already worked.”
While other popular series like Game of Thrones and A Handmaid’s Tale have opted to continue past the end of their source material, it looks like Harris and team will be following the books to their natural conclusion.
There have been no further books in the series since 2006, though a prequel series called All the Wrong Questions chronicles the early life of Lemony Snicket.
Jim Carrey originated the role of Count Olaf in a 2004 film that adapted the first three books in the series, though it was not a success. Season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events will debut March 30, 2018, on Netflix.