When Netflix first announced it was making a new series based on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, I got intrigued. But when it was revealed Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) had been cast in the role of the dastardly Count Olaf, I admit my excitement shot through the roof.
With the 8-part series set to premiere in January, Netflix has finally unveiled our first official look at Harris as Count Olaf in an exciting new teaser titled “Meet Count Olaf,” which boasts the awesome tagline: “Meet the star of a new Netflix series telling the story of a very handsome actor and three selfish and ungrateful orphans who refuse to give him the enormous fortune their dead parents left behind.” LOL.
They've also released a couple of new images featuring Olaf with the Beaudelaire children, as well as Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket. Check them out in the gallery below, and let us know what you think.
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 series created by Mark Hudis (True Blood, Nurse Jackie) and Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) will be executive-produced by Barry Sonnenfeld (2004’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Pushing Daisies) and Handler. It also stars Joan Cusack as Justice Strauss, Bernadette Peters as Aunt Josephine, Aasif Mandvi as Uncle Monty, Malina Weissman as Violet Baudelaire and Louis Hynes as Klaus Baudelaire.
A Series of Unfortunate Events will begin streaming on Jan. 13 on Netflix.
(via Coming Soon)