Netflix have today released a short teaser trailer for their upcoming show, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and have confirmed that the series will be released on January 13th 2017.
The 90 second teaser features Lemony Snicket himself (played by Patrick Warburton), the author of the 13-part book series of the same name (Snicket being the pen name of Daniel Handler, who is an executive-producer for the show), strolling through a set, describing the show and Netflix’s production. Also featured is the voice of the famous Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), the villain of the series. This will be the second time that Snicket’s series has been adapted for on-screen purposes, having previously been released as a film in 2004, directed by Brad Silberling, and starring Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law and Billy Connolly.
The series tells the story of the Baudelaire siblings, Violet, Klaus and Sunny, who are sent to live with their cousin Count Olaf after their parents die in a tragic fire. But Olaf is only after their parent’s fortune and goes to any means necessary to obtain it, resulting in Violet, Klaus and Sunny finding themselves in an increasingly strange array of situations whilst meeting a similarly odd cast of characters.
All eight episodes will be available to stream from Friday 13th January, alongside Neil Patrick Harris’ Count Olaf will also be Malina Weissman and Louis Haynes as Violet and Klaus Baudelaire, with Joan Cusack starring as Justice Strauss and Aasif Mandvi also appearing as Uncle Monty.
Check out the teaser for the show below: