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A Series of Unfortunate Events’ final season trailer promises an actual conclusion

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The original book series ended with more questions than it answered

The final season of Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events is just around the corner, and the first trailer promises a conclusion to the saga.

But as fans of the books will know, this doesn’t mean that the conclusion’s going to be easy or satisfying — the original series itself ended with loads of unanswered questions. Will the Netflix series end similarly? Or will we finally learn just what was in the Sugar Bowl?

The third and final season will follow the last four books in the series — The Slippery Slope; The Grim Grotto; The Penultimate Peril; and The End — and conclude the adventures of the Baudelaire siblings and the nefarious Count Olaf. The three siblings encounter familiar faces in new flamboyant disguises, as well as some new characters, including the ominous Woman with Hair but no Beard and Man with Bear but no Hair.

Near the end of the trailer, Patrick Warburton’s Lemony Snicket — the pen name of actual author Daniel Handler, in-universe storyteller and frequent breaker of the fourth-wall — directly introduces himself to the Baudelaire orphans. It’s not something that ever happens in the main books, but opens up the possibility of actually getting some answers about the world post final-book.

The last season of A Series of Unfortunate Events premieres on Netflix on Jan. 1, 2019.