Netflix ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ Trailer Reveals Neil Patrick Harris’ Count Olaf
Even as early set photos of Netflix’s Series of Unfortunate Events gave a quick look at Neil Patrick Harris’ Count Olaf, the dastardly villain was nowhere to be seen in the first teaser. No longer, as a new trailer and photos reveal the latest Lemony Snicket interpretation in all its frightful glory!
In addition to the photos below, Netflix released its first official teaser for the new adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, spotlighting the villainous Count himself. It’s definitely a much more reserved take on Jim Carrey’s film version, but perhaps for the best, given the maudlin tone.
As if that weren’t fun enough, the newspaper in the trailer actually points to some impressive concept art for future episodes! So reads Netflix’s official synopsis for the series, premiering January 13, 2017:
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 will release more looks at A Series of Unfortunate Events in the coming months, but check out the first teaser, and original movie trailer below.