The third season of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is currently in production. Here’s what we know about the new season so far.
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The Baudelaire’s new guardians
The Baudelaire orphans will have new guardians in the third season of “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” In the Netflix adaptation of the Lemony Snicket books, the siblings are sent to live with a distant relative, Aunt Josephine (played by Alfre Woodard), after their parents die in a fire.
But Aunt Josephine is too frightened to take care of them for long, and soon they are sent to live with another relative, Uncle Monty (played by Patton Oswalt). Uncle Monty is an eccentric herpetologist who’s more interested in his snakes than in taking care of children.
The Baudelaires’ next guardian is Olaf’s estranged wife, Countess Stephanie de Valois (played by Joan Cusack). The Countess is a wealthy socialite who is more interested in partying than in taking care of children.
The Baudelaires’ final guardian is Jack-and-the-Beanstalk-themed con artist Jillian (played by Hobart Pennington IV). Jillian is more interested in swindling people than in taking care of children.
It’s unclear how long each guardian will stay with the Baudelaires, but it’s clear that they will all have a hand in raising them.
The new setting
The Baudelaire orphans will be moving from their home at the boarding school to an abandoned farmhouse in the third season of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The farmhouse is located in the middle of nowhere and it is said to be haunted. The location is a far cry from the previous two seasons, which were set in a bustling metropolis and a castle respectively. This change in setting is sure to add an element of suspense and fear to the show.
Season three will adapt books eleven through thirteen of Lemony Snicket’s book series, which are titled “The Grim Grotto,” “The Slippery Slope,” and “The End.” These three books see the Baudelaires venturing into a dangerous underwater cave in search of a cure for a deadly disease, racing up a perilous mountain while being pursued by enemies, and finally confronting Count Olaf once and for all.
With such action-packed source material to work with, it seems likely that season three will be just as exciting as the first two seasons.Fans can expect to see more from Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, Malina Weissman as Violet Baudelaire, Louis Hynes as Klaus Baudelaire, Presley Smith as Sunny Baudelaire, K. Todd Freeman as Mr. Poe, Usman Ally as Vice Principal Nero, Tiffany Hofstetter as Zelda Feldstein, Rob Riggle as Jerome Squalor, AND Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket.
The new villains
With season two of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events wrapping up with a BDR, it’s time to start speculating about season three.
We know that the third season will adapt books nine through twelve in Lemony Snicket’s book series, which means we’ll be introduced to a few new villains. The most notable of these is Count Olaf’s girlfriend, Esmé Squalor, who is obsessed with all things trendy and will stop at nothing to be perceived as fashionable.
Other new villains include the Lachrymose Leeches, who live in a lake near the VFD headquarters, and the man behind all of Olaf’s schemes, Jerome Squalor.
We can also expect to see more of Violet, Klaus and Sunny’s parents in season three as they continue to search for their children. And of course, plenty more misfortune is in store for the Baudelaire orphans.
The return of some old faces
One of the best things about the series has been its stellar cast, and it sounds like we can expect to see some familiar faces in season three.
Neil Patrick Harris has confirmed that he will be back as the dastardly Count Olaf, while Patrick Warburton will reprise his role as Lemony Snicket.
Plus, it looks like we’ll finally get to meet Lemony’s wicked auntie Aunt Josephine, played by Tony Hale.
What we can expect from the new season
Though details are still relatively scant, here’s everything we know about A Series of Unfortunate Events season 3.
Netflix has yet to officially announce a release date for season 3, but considering that seasons 1 and 2 both premiered in January, it’s likely that season 3 will follow suit and hit the streaming service sometime next month.
As for the cast, Neil Patrick Harris is expected to return as the dastardly Count Olaf, while Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes will once again play Violet and Klaus Baudelaire. Presuming that season 3 adapts books 7 through 9 of Snicket’s series – The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, and The Carnivorous Carnival – it’s possible that we could see some new faces join the cast as well.
In terms of plot, not much is known about what to expect from season 3. However, given that seasons 1 and 2 largely stuck to adapting one book per season, it’s safe to assume that season 3 will do the same. If that proves to be true, then we can expect the third season to adapt The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, and The Carnivorous Carnival.