added: Tue, Dec 6th '16
Well, if it's the last thing he does, Count Olaf will steal the Baudelaire children's family fortune. Pity, those kids are turning out to be more of a challenge than he had initially realized.
Check out a brand-new trailer for the new Netflix series "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events." It's the small-screen adaptation of author Daniel Handler's best-selling children's book series, in which Neil Patrick Harris takes on the role of the devilishly conniving Count Olaf.
A darkly comic and twisted take on children's stories, the tale revolves around three orphan children -- 14-year-old Violet (played by Malina Weissman; Nine Lives), 12-year-old Klaus (newcomer Louis Hynes), and baby Sunny Baudelaire -- who must work together to defend themselves from their evil guardian, Count Olaf (Harris), who wants nothing more than to claim their inheritance all for himself.
Also starring Joan Cusack, Alfre Woodard, Catherine O'Hara, Don Johnson, and Aasif Mandvi, with Patrick Warburton serving as the story's blunt-talking narrator Lemony Snicket, the Netflix series will be available for streaming next month, beginning Friday, 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)