If you were a fan of the “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” books or movie, we’ve got news for you.
The franchise has gotten itself a television series, and it’s starring “How I Met Your Mother” actor Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf. Production started in March, with Netflix planning to release a total of 8 1-hour episodes.
Other cast members include Patrick Warburton as the narrator/Lemony Snicket; Malina Weissman as Violet Baudelaire; Louis Hynes as Klaus Baudelaire; Aasif Mandvi as Uncle Monty; and K. Todd Freeman as Mr. Poe.
We don’t know when the series is going to premiere, but production is nearly done, so a 2016 release might be possible.
Here’s some photos of the cast members (in full costumes!) while they were shooting in Vancouver:
Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Daniel Handler (writing under the alias of Lemony Snicket), it will be produced by Paramount Television. Handler will also be executive producing the series, with “True Blood” producer Mark Hudis as the showrunner.
Besides that, just a few days ago, Netflix teased fans on Snapchat with photos of the series, and safe to say, it got the fandom into a frenzy!
Take a look at the photos here:
“A Series Of Unfortunate Events” tells the story of the orphaned Baudelaire children – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – while they were under the custody of their villainous uncle Count Olaf. He orchestrates numerous plans to eliminate them in order to steal their inheritance, and the children are constantly attempting to flee his clutches. This is not the only live action adaptation of the books, as in 2004, Jim Carrey played the titular character in “Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events”.
A teaser trailer was also released in 2015, but Netflix denied that they had anything to do with it. However, with that level of production, we’re doubting Netflix’s denial.
Watch the video and judge for yourself:
Remember to keep a lookout on Netflix’s Snapchat account @netflix for more updates!