On the 13th of the month, arguably March's unluckiest day, Netflix appropriately renewed A Series of Unfortunate Events for season two. The news came in the form of a website, revealed on the show's official Twitter: www.vastlyfrighteningdecision.com, which fans will recognize as the show's go-to V.F.D. initials. Tragically, the site was "taken down" shortly after it launched, but here's what it contained: a letter penned by Lemony Snicket, played by Patrick Warburton in the series. The letter was posted on the Twitter account after the website's crash. In the text, Snicket notes that many have "binged" the series despite his repeated warnings not to. "To my horror," he writes, "Netflix has been encouraged by this, and funneled their ill-gotten gains towards a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series."
All macabre insinuations aside, the renewal is exciting news. The ill-fated movie franchise starring Jim Carrey never made it past the first film (which covered the books through number three, The Wide Window). Fans of the novels will be thrilled to see the series expand into the later installments. Plus, with so many unanswered questions and a shocking cliffhanger, we need answers. Expect more misery sometime soon.