Get ready for Count Olaf’s circus and a little bit of extra reading. The second season of the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events will tackle an additional book. In Season 1, the first through fourth books were adapted. But, based on new footage, it looks like Season 2 will get through the ninth book, which means there are five installments being adapted this time instead of four.

On Monday, Netflix released the latest trailer for A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2, the macabre young adult series based on the Lemony Snicket books of the same name. And because of a few specific scenes, we know this season has to adapt the book titled The Carnivorous Carnival, which is the ninth installment in the 13-book series.

Several scenes in the trailer obviously take place during the The Carnivorous Carnival, which, spoiler-alert, takes place at traveling carnival.

The Ninth 'Unfortunate Events' book.
The Ninth 'Unfortunate Events' book.

At this stage in the books, the Baudelaire orphans are disguising themselves just as much as Count Olaf does, and in fact, go undercover as circus freaks to try and stay out of his clutches. Essentially, this particular Lemony Snicket book imagines what Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love would be like if it were actually for children.

What this means for the Netflix series is clear. The first season was eight episodes long, which meant two episodes per book. It’s been confirmed that the second season will be ten episodes, which also means two episodes per book.

A Series of Unfortunate Events has already been renewed for a third season, meaning the Netflix show will get through all the books, and that the third season will also be ten episodes, allowing the show to wrap up the epic, hilarious, and sad tales of the Baudelaires once and for all.


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


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