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.

Per Deadline, the duo replace Emily Browning and Liam Aiken from the 2004 film with Jim Carrey, while the official Netflix casting notices for Violet and Klaus read thusly:

Violet – A young, not-too-mature 14-year-old. She is self-confident, capable and smart beyond her years. She helps her brother and sister solve problems with her skills as an inventor. She is the eldest and a natural leader of the group.

Klaus – He is the middle child in the family. He’s very smart and is a voracious reader. He loves books. He is charming.

Previously, showrunner Mark Hudis left the project (he also left True Blood rather hastily after joining), while Netflix has yet to name a replacement to join director Barry Sonnenfeld.

So reads Netflix’s official synopsis for the series:

A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes, and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ death. The books have sold more than 65 million copies and have been translated into 43 languages. The epic series will be executive produced by Barry Sonnenfeld, who will also direct a number of episodes, and Daniel Handler, legal, literary and social representative for Lemony Snicket.

As developed by Paramount TV and novel series author Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket is a pen name), Netflix’s new live-action adaptation of the beloved series of books will follow orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. Apart from Jim Carrey’s unsuccessful, but appreciated 2004 take on the material the Series of Unfortunate Events novels have spawned a great deal of merchandise, from board games to albums.

Netflix will surely have more to say of A Series of Unfortunate Events in the coming weeks, but check out the fake teaser, and original trailer for good measure:

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