Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events will get a second season

Netflix chose a very puzzling way of announcing a second season for A Series of Unfortunate Events. In a video posted to their YouTube page Monday, the streaming service used a riddle to tease fans to a website which featured a letter from Lemony Snicket announcing the renewal.

We're not going to give you the web address; that's for you to figure out. The note, though, we can tell you. "Dear viewer," it reads. "It has come to my attention that, despite my repeated warnings, you have viewed the Netflix adaptation of my distressing work, known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate Events. Some of you have even binged, a word which here means, 'watched several episodes right in a row, despite having much better things to do with your time.'"

"To my horror, Netflix has been encouraged by this, and funneled their ill-gotten gains towards a second season of this unhappy and unnerving series," the very tonally-accurate letter continues. "Even as we speak, set builders, costume designers, and trauma specialists are snapping into action, the better to bring you even more upsetting episodes, all because of your repeated enthusiasm for this grim example of so-called family programming. I hope you're happy. Because you won't be, ever again."

A Series of Unfortunate Events, which stars Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, is a big win for Netflix. While Netflix doesn't release ratings, Symphony Advanced Media (via TheWrap) estimates that the show had 3.755 million viewers in its first three days on the streaming platform, topping Luke Cage and the second season of Daredevil. The series also received critical acclaim, earning a 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

While we wait for more A Series of Unfortunate Events (a show which we listed as one of the best Netflix exclusive releases), see how the characters should really look.