Netflix ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ Sets January Premiere in First Teaser
Lest you think Iron Fist would be the only major Netflix announcement today, Lemony Snicket and his Series of Unfortunate Events have some good … well, unfortunate news for you. Not only is the new adaptation set for a January premiere, you can watch the first teaser right now!
Yahoo premiered our first look at the new Series of Unfortunate Events, largely featuring Patrick Warburton’s Lemony Snicket explaining the eight-episode show’s dismal production, now set for a January 13 (Friday the 13th!) premiere. We do catch the voice of Neil Patrick Harris’ Count Olaf in the background, along with a logo apparently ripped from … Jurassic Park?
In addition to Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket and Aasif Mandvi as Uncle Monty, Netflix’s Series of Unfortunate Events also features Supergirl star Malina Weissman in the role of eldest child Violet Baudelaire, joined by newcomer Louis Hynes as Klaus.
So reads Netflix’s official synopsis for the series:
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, Lemony Snicket's 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. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire). The series premieres January 13, 2017 only on Netflix.
As developed by Paramount TV and novel series author Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket is a pen name), Netflix’s new live-action adaptation will be directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Apart from Jim Carrey’s somewhat unsuccessful 2004 take on the material, the Series of Unfortunate Events novels have sold countless copies and spawned a great deal of merchandise, from board games to albums.
Netflix might release more official glimpses of A Series of Unfortunate Events in the coming weeks, but check out the original movie trailer below.