The hit Netflix comedy series “A Series of Unfortunate Events” has added a slew of top talent for season 2, which is currently filming. “Castle” star Nathan Fillion and Emmy winner Tony Hale (“Veep”) are among the new cast that will join Neil Patrick Harris in bringing more of the best-selling children’s books by Daniel Handler (who uses the pseudonym Lemony Snicket.) Also set for season 2 are Tony winner Roger Bart (“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown “), Lucy Punch and Sara Rue.
The first season debuted in January to stellar reviews. Harris is unrecognizable as Count Olaf, the erstwhile guardian of three orphans — Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny (Presley Smith) — who is determined to steal their family fortune. Emmy winner Barry Sonnenfeld (“Pushing Daisies”) and Handler serve as executive producers.
The 2004 film of the same name starred Jim Carrey as Olaf and covered the first three of the 13 books in the series. It won the Oscar for Best Makeup. Season 1 of the Netflix revival told the stories from the first four books. The show has already been renewed for a third season so it is likely that we will see all the adventures of the Baudelaire children chronicled by Handler.
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