Count Olaf inherits a trio of orphans, however, it’s not their care he’s interested in, rather their parents’ fortune.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is a popular series of children’s books that has sold millions the world over.
In 2004, Paramount tried to cash in on this franchise with a film adaptation that covered the first three books in the series. Hoping to become a series of films, unfortunately, it wasn’t the big success Paramount were hoping for and further planned films were shelved.
In 2017, Netflix will try its own hand at adapting these popular stories. Whilst Count Olaf was so memorably played by Jim Carrey in Paramount’s adaptation (in my opinion), it is Neil Patrick Harris who will star in this Netflix version.
The Netflix adaptation will run for eight episodes but is unknown how many books this will cover. Netflix has released this first trailer that gives us a brief overview of the series and reveals that it will be available come Friday 13th January.
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.