Neil Patrick Harris Reveals ‘Unfortunate’ New Characters, Trailer Thursday
If you thought the unpleasant arrival of Neil Patrick Harris’ Count Olaf in Netflix’s first Series of Unfortunate Events footage were all we’d see until 2017, we have even more terrible news. Not only is a full trailer for the Lemony Snicket adaptation arriving this week, but Harris has begun sharing some of Olaf’s many disguises.
Where the initial trailer came with shots of Harris in character as Count Olaf, Harris himself shared a new look at another role within Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, promising to reveal even more on the road to a full trailer:
For context’s sake, Captain Sham served as Count Olaf’s disguise in Lemony Snicket’s third Unfortunate novel, The Wide Window, in which he courted Aunt Josephine. So reads Netflix’s official synopsis for the series, premiering January 13, 2017:
Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire). The series premieres January 13, 2017 only on Netflix.
As developed by Paramount TV and novel series author Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket is a pen name), Netflix’s new live-action adaptation will be directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Apart from Jim Carrey’s somewhat unsuccessful 2004 take on the material, the Series of Unfortunate Events novels have sold countless copies and spawned a great deal of merchandise, from board games to albums.
Netflix will release more looks at A Series of Unfortunate Events in the coming days, but check out the first trailers, and original movie trailer below.