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07/06/2015 01:22 pm ET Updated Jul 06, 2015

Unfortunately, Netflix Confirmed The 'Series Of Unfortunate Events' Trailer Is Fake

Count Olaf set off alarms across the Internet on Monday morning when a trailer for what appeared to be Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" adaptation showed up online.

The video, which was uploaded to a mysterious YouTube account on Sunday, seemed to be a teaser for Netflix's upcoming series based on Daniel Handler's A Series of Unfortunate Events, written under the pen name Lemony Snicket. However, Netflix delivered the most unfortunate news on Monday morning when they confirmed to The Huffington Post that the video was not from the streaming service and was "not official."

Mashable, however, predicts that Netflix may fooling us, since the trailer was uploaded under the YouTube name Eleanora Poe, who fans will remember is a character from the book series. Poe is the editor in chief of The Daily Punctilo and the sister of Mr. Arthur Poe, who handles the Baudelaire orphans' affairs, in the books. If Netflix were secretly releasing the trailer for their new series under a different pseudonym, it would be perfectly in line with Snicket's sneaky style. Or perhaps a member of the VFD is messing with all of us.

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