This Teaser For Lemony Snicket On Netflix Is Very, Very Unfortunate

Someone is plotting something unpleasant in this creepy first peek at the series.

UPDATE: This article incorrectly identifies the teaser below as official. It's actually the creation of an insanely talented, detail-oriented fan... who should obviously be hired to create the real teasers for the show, whenever they decide to make one. Original article follows.

After last year's news that Netflix would be adapting "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," our first taste of the drama to come has arrived in the form of a teaser trailer -- served in an appropriately Gothic setting, on a plate stained with puttanesca sauce and covered with icky worms.

It's only thirty seconds long, but this video does an incredible job of setting the stage for the series, which is clearly staying extremely faithful to its source material.

For fans of the books, this teaser is basically a giant basket of Easter eggs, featuring everything from a Lacrymose eel in a jar to a coaster from the Lucky Smells Lumbermill to an unmistakable silhouette that rears up in the final frames.

For everyone else, it's a tour of a very dirty house that clearly belongs to an obvious weirdo and probable arsonist, and trust us, that's only the tip of the iceberg.

In addition to offering a peek at the fantastically detailed set, this teaser also hints at Netflix's strategy for promoting their new series, i.e. we can expect a complete immersion into Lemony Snicket's world. The video itself was posted from the new YouTube account of one Eleanora Poe, who readers will recognize as a newspaper editor from the books.

The bad news: There hasn't been so much as a casting rumor surrounding this series since the adaptation was announced, and it doesn't have a release date yet.