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Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Debuts Teaser Trailer

Netflix has unveiled a teaser for "A Series of Unfortunate Events" that's sure to please fans of the bestselling children's book series.

Uploaded to the YouTube account of Eleanora Poe, whom book readers may recognize as the editor-in-chief of The Daily Punctilio, the 35-second teaser manages to capture much of the tone of Daniel Handler's novels. Set to the tune of the Dresden Dolls' "Missed Me," it ends with the words "Something Unfortunate is Coming."

That's about all we know about the adaptation, really. The streaming service acquired the rights to the 13-book series in November, and announced just last month that the series was moving into development.

Update (8:23 a.m.): No sooner did we post this than Variety arrives with word from Netflix that the teaser is fan-produced. “This was not released from Netflix and not anything official,” a spokesperson said. The footage is from the 2004 Jim Carrey film, which relatively few people saw.

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