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Season 2
10 episodes comprising 5 stories
starting with The Austere Academy
Part One
ASOUE title card
Regular characters: Violet Baudelaire
Klaus Baudelaire
Sunny Baudelaire
Duncan Quagmire
Isadora Quagmire
Main enemy: Count Olaf and associates, Esmé Squalor
Key crew
Executive producer(s): Cindy Holland
Brian Wright
Ted Biaselli
Daniel Handler
Barry Sonnenfeld
John Weber
Frank Siracusa
Producer(s): Neil Patrick Harris
Series details
Premiere network: Netflix
Typical episode length: 50'-60'
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Season 2 of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events will be based on books five through nine of the original book series. Daniel Handler explained in 2017 that "[t]he second season is laid out to be 10 episodes for the next five books, so it ends on The Carnivorous Carnival, and the third season would be the rest of it."[1]




Guest actors




At least both Daniel Handler[1][2], Rose Lam[3] and Barry Sonnenfeld[4] will continue to be involved in the show as executive producers.


In January 2017, Daniel Handler reported "working [on season 2] in [his] own dining room with a team of writers [he's] really loving".[1] According to Barry Sonnenfeld in an interview around the same time, scripts were already being written.[4]

It can be reasonably assumed that some episodes of this season, as was with season 1, will be penned by Handler himself.


Barry Sonnenfeld will continue to direct some of the episodes this season.[3][4]


The series was renewed for a second season on March 13, 2017. According to the DGC-BC production list, season 2 will begin production on April 17, 2017. The series is produced in Vancouver by Olaf II Productions Inc.[3]

Daniel Handler says he hopes Netflix gives them the go-ahead to film season 2 back-to-back with season 3. "Our dream is to film season 3 right after season 2; we’re still working that out with Netflix. We couldn’t have filmed all three seasons in a row... but we’re hoping that with the reception the show has been getting, we can film those seasons so that at the end of the series, the Baudelaires aren’t in their 30s and we’re wondering why they’re still worried about their guardians."[2] "[G]iven how quickly young actors age and change, we’re trying to film everything as quickly as possible."[1]

Television stories

# Title Writer Director Notes Original book
1 The Austere Academy: Part One TBA TBA The Baudelaire children meet Duncan and Isadora Quagmire.
Introduction of VP Nero.
The Austere Academy
2 The Austere Academy: Part Two TBA TBA Count Olaf kidnaps the Quagmires.
3 The Ersatz Elevator: Part One TBA TBA Introduction of Esmé and Jerome Squalor. First appearance of 667 Dark Avenue. The Ersatz Elevator
4 The Ersatz Elevator: Part Two TBA TBA The children discover the underground VFD tunnel.
5 The Vile Village: Part One TBA TBA Introduction of Hector and the Village of Fowl Devotees. The Vile Village
6 The Vile Village: Part Two TBA TBA Death of Jacques Snicket.
The Quagmire children escape with Hector on his self-sustaining hot hair mobile home.
7 The Hostile Hospital: Part One TBA TBA First appearance of Heimlich Hospital and the Snicket File. The Hostile Hospital
8 The Hostile Hospital: Part Two TBA TBA Heimlich Hospital is set on fire. The Baudelaires hide in Count Olaf's trunk.
9 The Carnivorous Carnival: Part One TBA TBA Introduction of Madame Lulu and the freaks at Caligari Carnival. The Carnivorous Carnival
10 The Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two TBA TBA The carnival is destroyed, and the freaks, including the Baudelaire orphans, are recruited by Olaf.

Adaptations and merchandising

Home media

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Snetiker, Marc (January 11, 2017). Lemony Snicket speaks out about Netflix's Series of Unfortunate Events. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on February 5, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blumenfeld, Zach (January 20, 2017). A Series of Unfortunate Events Author Daniel Handler on Bringing the Baudelaire Orphans’ Miserable World to Netflix. Paste. Retrieved on February 5, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Production List. DGC BC (24 February 2017). Retrieved on 25 February 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Kelley, Seth (January 12, 2017). Netflix’s 'Series of Unfortunate Events' Director Barry Sonnenfeld: We’re Already Writing Scripts for Season 2. Variety. Retrieved on February 5, 2017.

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