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Neil Patrick Harris says A Series of Unfortunate Events will end at Season 3

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Feb 2, 2018, 9:59 AM EST

The Netflix reimagining of the dour book series that became a Jim Carrey-led film, A Series of Unfortunate Events will soon meet the gruesome end of its television run. The tongue-in-cheek tale about a family of orphans who meet hardship after hardship at the hands of the world at large and one mysterious and heinous Count Olaf will be ending after its third season.

The Neil Patrick Harris project covered four books in the first season, so it makes sense that all the 13 novels could be adapted in the subsequent two it earned after its debut.

Harris, who is both producer and star of the show, told TV Guide that A Series of Unfortunate Events would end after completing all of Lemony Snicket’s books. “We’re three seasons all in,” Harris said.

While that could be a relief to fans who don’t want the adaptation to stray too far from the source material, it’s also a called shot that the series will manage to squeeze everything that matters in the remaining books into the final two seasons. Yet there’s something admirable about running a show with The End (the title of the last book) in sight.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 will premiere on March 30.