Director Barry Sonnenfeld and former True Blood showrunner Mark Hudis have been tapped to shepherd Netflix‘s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, an adaptation of the popular Lemony Snicket novels. Hudis has been brought in to oversee as showrunner and executive producer, while Sonnenfeld will direct and executive produce. Daniel Handler (Snicket is a pen name) will executive produce the series.
The series, which Netflix cites as having a multigenerational appeal, centers on a trio of orphans that are sent to live with bizarre relatives as they attempt to avoid a sinister, money-grubbing uncle who’s out to kill them, all while working to solve the mysterious murder of their parents. As the project is still early in development, there’s no word on when production will commence.
Hudis only served has a showrunner for the final two seasons of True Blood, but is also known for his work on Nurse Jackie and That ’70s Show. He currently serves as a co-executive producer on Amazon’s drama Hand of God and just developed an adaptation of The Illusionist for The CW.
Sonnenfeld was an executive producer on the 2004 movie and is known for helming all three entries in the Men In Black franchise. Up next, he’ll release the Kevin Spacey comedy Nine Lives, which he directed.
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This news was first reported by Variety.