On January 13, get ready for a self-declared “dazzling season of top-notch entertainment” in the form of Netflix’s eight-episode adaptation of “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.” In the new trailer just released by the streaming network (watch above), a morose man (played by Patrick Warburton) introduces himself to the audience, saying, “Hello, my name is Lemony Snicket and once again I find myself in a dimly lit room talking to a complete stranger. The complete stranger is you, and the room belongs to Netflix, the company responsible for filming a series of unfortunate events.”
Based on the best-selling children’s book series by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler), Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf, a creepy guardian who wants to acquire the inheritance of the Baudelaire orphans (Violet, Klaus, and Sunny) following the mysterious death of their parents. Barry Sonnenfeld and Handler will executive produce “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” for Netflix.
The 2004 film of the same name starring Jim Carrey as Olaf only covered the first three books, while Harris has confirmed that Season 1 of the new TV series will follow the first four novels. Since that film won the Oscar for Best Makeup, will the TV version be a frontrunner at next year’s Emmy Awards? Sound off in the comments section below or in our TV forum.