Netflix has been keeping it under wraps, but yesterday we thought we finally had proof of its adaptation of the mock-Gothic Series of Unfortunate Events. The teaser released yesterday was clean and full of easter eggs.

The uploader on YouTube was Eleanora Poe, the editor-in-chief of the book’s fictional The Daily Punctilio. It was pushed as official, but Netflix is pushing back, telling Variety it was a fan-made trailer.

If that’s fan-made, I think Netflix just found their next employee. Talk about quality. And it fooled everyone. I know Netflix is saying fan-made, but damn. It could be this is some serious stealth marketing.

The 30-second teaser doesn’t show any actors or story, but it does feature lots of eyes, a crow, Violet’s ribbon and Klaus’s glasses. Easter egg upon easter egg.

For now, there’s no official word on when this series is hitting Netflix. Or, an actual teaser trailer from the company. If it sticks to the source material, it will follow the adventures of three siblings, Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire whose parents dies in a house fire.

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All three are sent to live with their distant relative Count Olaf.

A tip for Netflix and the showrunners? Jim Carrey’s 2004 movie is not the template you want to use. Matter of fact, I think everyone loves the feel of the fan’s teaser trailer.

What do you think? Are you hyped by the fan-made trailer to get an actual release date for the show?

Oh, and if you’re wondering about the song in the teaser, it’s Missed Me by the Dresden Dolls.


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