As of last Sunday, July 5, 2015, it seems like something quite unfortunately wonderful had been uploaded to the Internet, according to The Verge and Spoiler TV, in the form of a teaser trailer for a new Netflix series which will be based upon a series of books released in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, which quickly became a cult hit, entitled “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. Read on to learn more about this story.
According to a report on The Hollywood Reporter last November, Netflix had managed to secure the rights to create an original series based on a cult-favorite series of books entitled “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” It was written by Daniel Handler, whose pen name was Lemony Snicket.
The series consisted of thirteen books and was released from the late ‘90s all the way into the early 2000s. After the thirteenth book was published, several supplementary books such as “The Beatrice Letters” and “The Unauthorized Autobiography of Lemony Snicket” were published in order for readers to understand the series, the events that transpired within the series, and the characters that were involved in the titular “Series of Unfortunate Events.”
The series followed three orphaned children, Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, who lost their parents in a tragic fire. From then on, they were placed in different foster homes and soon learned each time that their parent’s deaths weren’t just an accident. They then began to search for answers regarding their parents’ deaths. It was only to be confronted with more questions than answers after becoming aware of the mysterious organization known as the VFD. Along the way, they gain allies, discover secrets, and try to go against a villain who took them in during the start for his own nefarious purposes.
According to The Verge and Spoiler TV, last Sunday, a teaser trailer for the series was uploaded onto YouTube by a user who goes by the name Eleanora Poe. She is the sister of a character in the series, and was the editor of a fictitious newspaper where Lemony Snicket had been fired from.
The teaser trailer is a delight to fans of the series, as it contains several easter eggs and nods to the books. It shows that the series, if the teaser trailer truly originated from Netflix, will contain more than what was presented in the 2004 movie. The report on The Hollywood Reporter from last November, however, does confirm that fact- that the series would be covering more material.
The trailer began with a gramophone which spat out a swarm of bees. From there, an eye, the symbol of the VFD, and the tattoo on the villain Count Olaf’s foot was shown in a painting. Throughout the trailer, this eye symbol appeared not only in paintings, but in plates, and as a carving on the top of a table.
Violet Baudelaire’s hair ribbon was shown, along with her marriage certificate and a cameo locket.
Afterwards, the book entitled “Mushroom Minutae” was shown, as well as several items from Lucky Smells Lumber Mill, as well as a crow.
Klaus Baudelaire’s glasses were shown on top of a pile of three books on a fireplace, in which one of them was a book on how to start fires.
A leech from Lake Lachrymose was shown in a jar, as well as a pile of dirtied plates with maggots.
The next clip featured a newspaper article on the Baudelaire tragedy, and the words “Something Unfortunate is Coming” were seen on the screen against a background of a gloomy and morose ocean.
A typewriter, the medium that Snicket wrote on then was shown, and the paper inserted into it had the name and logo of Netflix.
What did you think of the teaser trailer? Do you remember any of these symbols and things from the books? Who would you want to cast in the series? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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