Netflix is bringing the beloved books “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” to your (computer) screens in the new year.
The novels — and the series — follow the lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents’ untimely death in a fire. The children are placed in the custody of a distant relative named Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) who “mploys a variety of outlandish disguises to situate himself in the children’s path, causing mayhem for the Baudelaire’s and their subsequent guardians”.
The children try to prevent Olaf from stealing their parents’ fortune and pick up clues about their parents’ past along the way. Along with Harris, the series also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Malina Weissman (Violet), Louis Hynes (Klaus), Presley Smith (Sunny), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Alfre Woodard (Aunt Josephine), Catherine O’Hara (Dr. Orwell), K. Todd Freeman (Mr. Poe), Aasif Maandvi (Uncle Monty), Don Johnson (Sir) and more
LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS will debut worldwide on Netflix on January 13, 2017.