Monday, January 1, 2018

Netflix Sets Premiere Dates for 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' and 'The End of the F***ing World'

Netflix has today announced premiere dates for two of its original dramedy series - the first season of The End of the F***ing World and the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

The eight-episode first season of the British dark dramedy The End of the F***ing World will premiere globally on the streaming service on Friday, January 5.

Based on the novel by Charles Forsman, the series follows James (Alex Lawther, Black Mirror), a self-proclaimed psychopath, and Alyssa (Jessica Barden, Penny Dreadful), a foul-mouthed rebel fed-up with her boring life. The two teenagers embark on a road trip to find a better life, and escape the impending doom of adulthood. As their chaotic journey unfolds, it becomes apparent that James and Alyssa have crossed a line and have no choice but to take it as far as they can.

Charlie Covell created the series, which was directed by Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak. BBC Worldwide, Clerkenwell Films and Dominic Buchanan Productions produce.

The 10-episode second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events will debut on the streaming service on Friday, March 30. The new season adapts books five through nine of the series. The show has already been renewed for a third season.

The cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, K. Todd Freeman and Presley Smith.

New guest stars in the second season include Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Lucy Punch, Sara Rue and Roger Bart.

Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld developed the series. They executive produce with Daniel Handler, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, Ted Biaselli and Rose Lam. Neil Patrick Harris is a producer. Paramount Television and Sonnenfeld Productions produce.