Netflix is bringing Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to viewers as a new series debuting on January 13, 2017. The announcement of the series’ premiere date came with a teaser trailer featuring the set and Patrick Warburton (who plays Lemony Snicket) keeping with the Lemony Snicket’s tone of doom and gloom while explaining what it’s been like shooting the series. In addition to Warburton, the eight episode series will star Neil Patrick Harris (Count Olaf), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire).
“If you like watching stories in which children enjoy pleasant rides in truck beds, on their way to colorful destinations where they finally solve the curious mysteries plaguing their lives…That story is streaming elsewhere.” — Lemony Snicket
The Plot: 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.
Watch the Lemony Snicket’s teaser video: