Netflix Releases First Look At Count Olaf In A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Ever since we’ve heard the news that A Series of Unfortunate Events will get a Netflix reboot, we’ve been super excited. We are even more excited since we’ve heard that Neil Patrick Harris will take on the role of Count Olaf.

We also don’t have to wait that much longer until Netflix will make the show available to its users, as the release date is set to be January 13.

To spur our excitement on, Netflix has released a minute long teaser of the show as well as new photos in which we get a closer look at Harris as Count Olaf as well as one at the three Baudelaire children – Violet, Klaus and Sunny.

For those who don’t know the books or the movie, A Series of Unfortunate Events is about the three Baudelaire children who lost their parents and now find themselves at the mercy of Count Olaf.

The first picture shows Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf and it’s impressive how similar he looks to Jim Carrey when he played the role in the movie in 2004.

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The second one depicts the Baudelaire children Violet, Klaus and Sunny along with Count Olaf. By the look on their faces, you can just see how wary the children are of the place they have to call home now. Malina Weissman, who is going to play Violet Baudelaire, also looks so much like Emily Browning, who played Violet in the movie version. Talking about good casting here!

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The last picture Netflix released shows Count Olaf who is offering some cupcakes to Violet and Klaus. Though, Klaus doesn’t seem very convinced about whatever the Count is telling them, while Violet has a very neutral look on her face.

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In the teaser, we get an even closer look at the misadventures of the Baudelaire children and their attempt of getting away from him, though he always seems to find a way to get close to them again so he can get the children back.

Watch the teaser below and tell us in the comments what you think of A Series of Unfortunate Events and Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf.

Anna Hattingen