The Baudelaire children can never catch a break. Luckily for them, their misery will soon be over, as the third and final season of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is set to hit Netflix in 2019, thus bringing the story of the three wealthy but tragic orphans to a close. As fans of the popular books will know, that ending isn’t entirely happy, but what else would you expect from such a miserably named series?
After going through a series of misbegotten guardians, and trying desperately to avoid their evil relative Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) -- who wants their late parents' fortune all to himself -- Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire found themselves in a pickle at the end of Season 2: They were framed for the fake murder of Olaf, who later discovers and captures them. They also finally learned about the secret society their parents were members of, a tantalizing answer that will carry into the final chapter.
But is it really so final? According to Neil Patrick Harris, yes. "It was always the plan to do three seasons, which I really liked," the Olaf actor told TV Line back in March. "It makes me feel like we’re doing a specific piece of art, as opposed to just hoping the zeitgeist holds up for as many seasons as people can stomach."
We’re sad to see the series come to a close, but excited that Snicket’s ghastly, grim world will see every entry adapted, a prospect that seemed impossible after the Jim Carrey-starring movie version failed to take off.
Here’s what we can expect from the final season of A Series of Unfortunate Events.