We finally see Neil Patrick Harris as the dastardly Count Olaf in this newly released A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer. Olaf is the main villain of the series as he initially takes in the Baudelaire children, who have become orphaned after the death of their parents. However, the siblings eventually realize that their guardian only wants them for their inheritance.
To be released on Netflix January 13, 2017, NPH is joined by Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire), Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire), and Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss). The eight episode series is produced Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler.
Watch the trailer:
There are thirteen books in the series starting with The Bad Beginning, which was originally published in 1999. In 2004, Jim Carey starred as Count Olaf in the film version of the first novel along with Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Catherine O’Hara, and Meryl Streep.
Here’s the official summary:
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, 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 premieres January 13, 2017 only on Netflix.