Whether or not the 2004 film of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events succeeded in adapting the books, few would argue that Jim Carrey’s take on the devious Count Olaf at least made an impression. Now, the Netflix series of the same name has an incredible get, tapping Neil Patrick Harris for the elaborate role, though perhaps at the cost of its showrunner.
When last we heard from Netflix’s proposed Series of Unfortunate Events adaptation, a teaser got the internet buzzing on potential improvements over the Jim Carrey theatrical version. That teaser proved to be fake, though we at last have some real development now that Barry Sonnenfeld and True Blood helmer Mark Hudis have signed on for the Lemony Snicket series.
Just when you think AMC has the market cornered on show-runner drama, HBO injects some new blood into 'True Blood.' Following series creator Alan Ball's departure from the series after its fifth season, it seems Ball's replacement Mark Hudis is similarly being replaced, prior to wrapping on season 6. Longtime 'True Blood' presence Brian Buckner will take the reigns going forward, but is there trouble in 'True Blood's future?