added: Thu, Nov 17th '16
In the upcoming small-screen version of "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," Neil Patrick Harris stars as the diabolical Count Olaf, a role that was once played by Jim Carrey in the 2004 movie adaptation. But as we see in a newly-released full-length trailer for the eight-episode Netflix series, Neil Patrick Harris isn't just playing Count Olaf. He must play Count Olaf in multiple disguises while wearing multiple prosthetics... unfortunate, indeed.
Based on the best-selling children's book series by author Daniel Handler (who writes under the pen-name and narration persona "Lemony Snicket"), the story follows the darkly comic adventures of three young orphan siblings, the Baudelaire children, who are forced to protect their family fortune from the evil Count Olaf after being placed under his care.
Executive produced by Mark Hudis (Nurse Jackie, True Blood) along with Handler and "Men in Black" director Barry Sonnenfeld (who helms the first two episodes), the show stars Malina Weissman (Nine Lives, TV's Supergirl) and newcomer Louis Hynes as Violet and Klaus Baudelaire. The cast also includes Joan Cusack, K. Todd Freeman, Alfre Woodard, Catherine O'Hara, Don Johnson, Aasif Mandvi, and Bernadette Peters with Patrick Warburton acting as the story's narrator, Lemony Snicket.
All episodes of the first season will start streaming on January 13th.
Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans -- Violet, Klaus, and Sunny -- whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents' mysterious death.
directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
starring Patrick Warburton (narrator), Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Joan Cusack, Bernadette Peters, Aasif Mandvi, K. Todd Freeman, Alfre Woodard, Catherine O'Hara, Don Johnson
release date January 13, 2017 (on Netflix)