Netflix is primed to give us the final season of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ and while you should avoid it at all costs, you know that you won’t be able to look away from the first images for it. The final outing with the Baudelaire is sure to be tragic with showrunner Barry Sonnenfeld making sure to let us know that it will be “the most emotional season yet. It’s got a lot of action, and the kids have become much more proactive and less victims.” The last outing almost feels rushed as it will adapt the final four books in the series, ‘The Slippery Slope,’ ‘The Grim Grotto,’ ‘The Penultimate Peril,’ and ‘The End.’
However, with Neil Patrick Harris stealing the show as Count Olaf and Malina Weissman’s Violet, Louis Hynes’s Klaus, and Presley Smith’s Sunny all delivery stellar performances you know that tuning in will be a must. Not only do we have a final round of incredible acting to look forward to but the ending for the series might not be what fans of the book are going to expect.
The books had an extremely open-ended closure but the writing team worked with author Daniel Handler to not just stay true to the ending but expand upon it as well.
According to the showrunner:
“When you see ‘The End’, you’ll think that it’s what Daniel always had in mind, though it’s not. It wraps up in such a strong way that you may think we came up with the idea at the beginning of the first season.”
If that isn’t a way to lure in fans of the books I don’t know what is.
Another change we’ll be seeing is that Allison Williams who plays Lemony Snicket’s sister Kit will have a much larger role in this outing:
“She plays a bigger role in the show than she did in the books. I just looked at her, and I thought, ‘She’s Kit!’ She’s sporty, she’s smart, she’s sassy, she’s self-confident, and she’s beautiful, which are all the attributes Kit has.”
As to the showstopper? When it comes to Count Olaf this season, “He’s scarier, a little more unhinged, a little bit harder to reason with.” Being even harder to reason with now seems like a terrifying premise from what we’ve already seen in the show.
On top of that Jacques Snicket’s cab, well, “The cab becomes sort of a minor character in our show.”
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Source: Entertainment Weekly