What to Expect from Season 2 of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

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A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Season 1 of A Series of Unfortunate Events aired on Netflix on Friday the 13th of January 2017. We have definitely enjoyed watching the first series, and we can’t wait for the second to be released. But what can we expect?

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The show is based on the 13 children books written by Lemony Snicket, about three orphan kids who are thrown into a world of misfortune after their parents supposedly die in a fire that destroyed their family mansion. They are sent to live with their distant relative Count Olaf who is a villainous crook and failed actor who will try anything to get his hands on the large Baudelaire fortune, that the eldest sibling Violet will inherit when she becomes 18. The count commits murder, arson, and many other devilish crimes to get what he wants.

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The first season was based on the first 4 novels by Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window and The Miserable Mill. 

It’s pretty safe to say that season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events will cover the next four books: The Austere Academy, The Erastz Elevator, The Vile Village And The Hostile Hospital. 

Trying our best to avoid Spoilers, here is roughly what the books suggest will happen in season 2:

The Austere Academy

On the last episode of season one, we see the children being delivered to ‘Prufrock Preparatory School’ by Mr. Poe. They meet the Vice Principal who ensures they will be safe from any villainy in the school. They try and make themselves as comfortable as possible, but the overhanging fear of the Count still looms over them.

The Ersatz Elevator

In the next book ‘The Ersatz Elevator’, the children are sent to live with the ‘Squalors’, good friend of their mother, in a penthouse apartment. Jerome tries his best to care about them, but his wife clearly only cares about what’s “in” and what’s “out”.

The Vile Village

The seventh novel by Lemony Snicket (The Vile Village) will involve the siblings being sent by Mr. Poe to an entire town, meaning that every member of the town is their legal guardian. Surely Count Olaf can’t fool the whole town and make off with at least one of the children?

The Hostile Hospital

The Hostile Hospital takes off from where the last, finished. The Baudelaire’s come across a group called the Volunteers Fighting Disease who try and help sick patients in the Heimlich Hospital. The children are eager for answers surrounding the mysteries they are involved in, and go hunting for them. But, once again, there’s no surprises as Count Olaf will try and stop them.

There is much to look forward to in this next season. Tell us what you’re most looking forward to from the books on to the big screen?

What to Expect from Season 2 of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

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Alex Hirlam has been a contributor to What's on Netflix and provided weekly roundups for Australia and Canada as well as other features. Alex came to What's on Netflix for an apprenticeship where he spent a year and a half maintaining the libraries of the two regions as well as contributing content. Resides in Norwich, UK.