Netflix has unveiled the first full official trailer for the upcoming series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The series, based on the bestselling books, is set to premiere on Netflix on January 13, 2017. The cast is led by Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf and includes Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Malina Weissman (Violet), Louis Hynes (Klaus), Presley Smith (Sunny), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Alfre Woodard (Aunt Josephine), Catherine O’Hara (Dr. Orwell), K. Todd Freeman (Mr. Poe), Aasif Maandvi (Uncle Monty), and Don Johnson (Sir). The author of the Lemony Snicket books, Daniel Handler, created the series and executive produces along with Barry Sonnenfeld (Pushing Daisies).
“If you are interested in stories with happy endings, then you would be better off somewhere else.” — Lemony Snicket
The Lemony Snicket’s Plot: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events chronicles the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents’ untimely death in a fire. A careless oversight initially places the children in the custody of a distant relative named Count Olaf, a mysterious and devious figure who is seeking fortune by way of stealing their inheritance. After his elaborate plans are foiled and his evil intentions are revealed, Count Olaf (Harris) employs a variety of outlandish disguises to situate himself in the children’s path, causing mayhem for the Baudelaire’s and their subsequent guardians. As the children manage to evade Count Olaf’s scheming attempts to steal their fortune, they pick up clues along the way about their parents’ past.
Watch the Lemony Snicket’s trailer: