‘Get Out’ star Allison Williams gets an ‘Unfortunate’ new gig in Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Allison Williams was responsible for some unfortunate events in the Oscar winning horror film “Get Out,” and now she’ll be involved in some more. She has been cast in Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” in a role that has yet to be revealed. Are you excited to see her join the cast.

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” is adapted from a children’s book series by Lemony Snicket (the pen name of Daniel Handler). The series follows the Baudelaire children, who are orphaned after their parents’ suspicious death in a fire and have to keep their inheritance out of the hands of the evil Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris). The series premiered in January 2017 with its eight-episode first season that covered the first 4 out of the 13 books from the series. The second season, which premieres on March 30, will be 10-episodes long and adapt books 5-9. The series is already renewed for a third season that will take on the remaining books 10-13.

Williams is expected to appear in season two as well as the upcoming season three of the series. It remains to be seen whether her “Unfortunate” role will be just as sinister as the one she played in “Get Out,” where she was the world’s worst girlfriend to Best Actor Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya. That film also earned Oscar noms for Best Picture and Best Director for Jordan Peele, who won Best Original Screenplay for his innovative script. Williams herself was nominated for a SAG Award as a member of the ensemble cast.

Before “Get Out” Williams was best known for her role as Marnie Michaels in six seasons of Lena Dunham‘s HBO comedy “Girls,” for which Williams earned a 2016 Critics’ Choice nomination for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. How do you think she’ll do in this much different milieu?

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