Last year, Netflix released the first season of its adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The show was well received upon its debut and many fans praised Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of the evil Count Olaf. The second season was released earlier this year in March and the third and final series is set to be released next year.
Neil Patrick Harris has revealed that the final series has finished filming and stated on Twitter that he’ll miss playing the wildly eccentric Count. “Can’t believe that tomorrow is my last day as Count Olaf,” he wrote. “For over two years I’ve gotten to play in the most creative, visual, challenging, fantastical sandbox of my career. I’m super proud and will miss it greatly.”
Can’t believe that tomorrow is my last day as Count Olaf. For over two years I’ve gotten to play in the most creative, visual, challenging, fantastical sandbox of my career. I’m super proud, and will miss it greatly. @Unfortunate pic.twitter.com/m8WnA8zPRm
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) May 7, 2018
The final season will cover the last four books in Snicket’s series, The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, and The End. It will see the Baudelaire children travel to the bottom of the ocean, the top of a mountain, and to an island cult.
No doubt the release of series three will be bittersweet for fans of the books and the show, but it looks like Netflix wants to see its adaptation remain true to the books and not outstay its welcome.
The story of How to be a Woman is a memoir of Caitlin Moran’s life as she moves from adolescence in Wolverhampton to her adult life, while attempting to answer the questions every woman has asked herself while navigating these tricky life moments. The adaptation will be narrated by Caitlin Moran and star Louise Brealey (Sherlock) as Caitlin, Jeanette Percival as Caitlin’s sister Caz, and Clare Corbett as Caitlin’s mother.
The latest version of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women will be the eighth adaptation of the novel, first published in 1868 and celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The adaptation is written and directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and produced by Amy Pascal (The Post), Denise Di Novi (Little Women 1994), Robin Swicord (Matilda), and Andrea Giannetti (Passengers).
This brilliantly written book is already an audiobook narrated by Neil Gaiman himself – who could read the phone book and make it sound good.
Now, the BBC is bringing us an exciting new radio dramatization of Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. Having previously dramatized other works by Neil Gaiman including Good Omens (his collaboration with Terry Pratchett) and Neverwhere, we have high hopes for this dramatization too.