It’s taken some time to get off the ground, but at last Netflix’s take on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has gone before cameras. With it, prying eyes have obtained our first look at Neil Patrick Harris made up as the dastardly Count Olaf, along with a number of other freakish-looking favorites.
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It’s been months since we learned Netflix’s take on Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events might have scored Neil Patrick Harris in the larger-than-life role of Count Olaf, enough that we’ve lost a showrunner since, and only now do we know for sure. The How I Met Your Mother star will indeed join the new Netflix series, putting on his best malevolently wacky.
However unofficial as of yet, Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events scored tremendous points even getting Neil Patrick Harris in talks for the role of Count Olaf, and it’s only natural our Violent and Klaus would follow. Such as it is, Supergirl star Malina Weissman has won the role of eldest Violet, joined by newcomer Louis Hynes as Klaus.
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.
FX and Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story may reinvent itself each year, but did you know that each season shares at least some major connection? Or that major alum from The Walking Dead and Nine Inch Nails have worked behind the scenes? Lock your doors, and hide under the bed, the 26th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ visits the Murder House for some frightful facts of FX’s American Horror Story!
The variety show has historically proven a tough sell in recent years, but NBC certainly isn’t giving up, and Neil Patrick Harris might well be the man to make it work. The first promos for NPH’s Best Time Ever have arrived, featuring the likes of HIMYM alum Cobie Smulders, Jane Krakowski, ziplining and much more.
Now that most of the major pickups, cancellations and renewals have come to pass, the core networks set about revealing their fall schedules, as well as trailers and loglines for their latest offerings. First up is NBC, with a look at everything from the Jaimie Alexander Naked in A Bag Show, to Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s new comedy and even Wesley Snipes‘ new drama.
For his 2015 Oscars monologue, host Neil Patrick Harris eschewed a traditional jokes routine, and instead went with a big musical number that brought on stage some special guests including Anna Kendrick, Jack Black and some dancing stormtroopers.
‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ has proven just a bit more cogent than last season’s ‘Coven’ (while simultaneously connecting itself to the ‘Asylum’), but the FX horror drama’s January return will accomplish something no other ‘Horror Story’ has dared. Check out Neil Patrick Harris’ magical guest appearance in our first preview for the ‘Freak Show’'s antepenultimate hour, “Magical Thinking”!
We normally toss a few grains of salt onto showrunners and stars chatting about potential collaborations, but in the case of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show''s Ryan Murphy and Neil Patrick Harris, chatting seems to have paid off! The former 'HIMYM' star, 2015 Oscars host and NBC variety leader will officially guest on the 'Freak Show' later this season, bringing with him husband David Burtka.