While the first attempt to bring Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to live action with Jim Carey failed spectacularly, Netflix is hoping that Neil Patrick Harris can bring new life into the story. Now, a brand new teaser for the series has been released online and we finally get our first look at NPH in full makeup as Count Olaf.
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.