The trailer for the second season of Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Eve based on massively popular book franchise from Lemony Snicket has just been released. And from the looks of it, things are going to get a whole lot worse for the eternally downtrodden Baudelaire orphans.
The preview begins with Violet, Klaus, and Sunny being shipped off to Prufrock Preparatory School where they encounter a whole new batch of well-intentioned but ultimately incompetent adults who fail to realize that the villainous Count Olaf is still very much in the picture and more determined than ever to steal the Baudelaire orphans’ fortune and destroy their lives. Olaf, played by Neil Patrick Harris, has several new tricks up his sleeve, including new evil allies and, of course, a plethora of ridiculous disguises that somehow fool everyone except Violet, Klaus, and Sunny.
Along with ramping up the misery and mayhem, the new season will also be focused more on the Baudelaire orphans trying to piece together the mysterious death of their parents and a secret, potentially sinister, organization that may be behind all of their misfortune. The trailer shows the Baudelaires meeting another trio of siblings that have an eerily similar backstory to theirs, including owning a nearly identical spyglass that was left to them by their parents, who also died in a mysterious fire.
The second season will follow the structure of season one, with eight episodes covering four books (The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, and The Hostile Hospital) from the series. The new season will feature a variety of new additions to the cast, including Tony Hale, Nathan Fillion, Lucy Punch, and Robbie Amell. All eight episodes of the second season will be available on Netflix starting on March 30.