The injustice visited upon the Beaudelaire children will continue for another season: Netflix has renewed “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for a second run.

The streaming service announced the pickup Monday via a short video that points to a website with a letter from the “author” of the series, Lemony Snicket. It reads in part:

“It has come to my attention that, despite my repeated warnings, you have viewed the Netflix adaptation of my distressing work, collectively known as ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events.’ …

“To my horror, Netflix has been encouraged by this, and funneled their ill-gotten gains toward a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series. … I hope you’re happy. Because you won’t be, ever again.”

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” debuted in January on Netflix. It stars Neil Patrick Harris as the villainous Count Olaf, Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes as Violet and Klause Beaudelaire and Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket, who narrates the action.

As we note with every such story like this, Netflix does not release viewing data for its shows. Outside estimates of the show’s audience (which Netflix has never publicly verified) suggest it was a solid performer. The show earned mostly positive reviews upon its release.

Season 1 of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” adapted the first four books in author Daniel Handler’s 13-book series over eight episodes. Season 2 will likely tackle books five through nine. There’s no word yet on a premiere date.

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” joins this list of shows that have been renewed for the 2017-18 season and beyond.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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