‘Unfortunate Events’: Neil Patrick Harris Confirms Final Season

The Baudelaires’ misery and misfortune will soon come to an definite end.

Count Olaf himself, Neil Patrick Harris, confirmed that A Series of Unfortunate Events will wrap after its third season, according to TVLine.

“It was always the plan to do [just] three seasons, which I really liked,” Harris told TVLine. “It makes me feel like we’re doing a specific piece of art, as opposed to just hoping that the zeitgeist holds us up for as many seasons as people can stomach.”

The second season of Netflix’s hit series, based on Lemony Snicket’s bestselling series, will cover books five through nine: The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, and The Carnivorous Carnival. The second season will consist of 10 episodes, with two episodes for each book ala season 1.

While Netflix hasn’t officially renewed Unfortunate Events for a third season, Harris all but confirmed it with details on season 3 being the final one. This should come as no surprise to fans, as Unfortunate Events has done very well on Netflix.

Not to mention, the plan was always to cover all of the Unfortunate Events books, right? So there’s nowhere to go after The End. The final season is set to cover books 10 through 13: The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, and The End. It will be seven episodes, according to Harris.

A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 premieres in its entirety on Friday, March 30 on Netflix.

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