Netflix Original Series: Lemony Snicket Books

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Remember Jim Carrey’s performance in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events from 2004?  It was a hit.  The film cost $140 million to make and grossed $209 million worldwide.

My sons loved the entire collection of Lemony Snicket books.  They’re available on every Scholastic book list in school.  As a parent, you feel you must own the entire series of books. I’m sitting here looking at a bookshelf filled with Lemony Snicket books… and all of my mom friends bought them, too.

When a new Lemony Snicket book was published in 2012, the first ordered printing of the new book was one million copies.

The original series of 13 books has collectively sold more than 60 million copies worldwide since 1999.

Talk about a built-in audience!

American author Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) is a genius!

Now, Netflix is planning to adapt the Lemony Snicket books for an original live-action series.

This will be fun!

With every deal made and every press release published on the Internet, Netflix is becoming a tour de force in the film and television arena.  What’s exciting about Netflix is that their productions can’t be accessed on cable so you must be a subscriber to their streaming service to watch.

I hear from more people who have canceled their cable subscriptions and live on Netflix for all of their viewing pleasure.

It makes me wonder.

If video killed the radio star… will Netflix kill cable television?

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