Netflix have released the first full trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events which stars Neil Patrick Harris as the evil Count Olaf, and Family Guy star Patrick Warburton playing Lemony Snicket.
The trailer was released via Netflix’s Youtube channel, and the video came with a warning of what we were about to see.
We regretfully present you with the official trailer, a word which here means a collection of the unhappy happenings surrounding the lives of the three Baudelaire orphans and one despicable Count Olaf.
For the sake of your mental well-being and overall enjoyment of your internet browsing experience, we recommend you search “cats playing instruments” immediately and spend the next 2 1/2 minutes watching a tabby in a t-shirt attempt to play a keyboard instead.
With all due respect,
The trailer for the series which lands on Netflix on January 13, 2017 gives us our first real look at the series. It gives viewers a glimpse of the lengths that Harris’ Count will go to in order to gain a fortune. We also meet some of the other cast which includes Joan Cusack, Catherine O’Hara, and Don Johnson.
The Bauderlaire children are left in the guardianship of Count Olaf following the death of their parents, and Olaf treats them terribly and really wants them dead in order for him to gain their fortune. The children try to escape however they are constantly thwarted by Olaf in a number of disguises (including Shirley the Receptionist) and we are left wondering is there anyone the children can trust.
Harris spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the challenge of the role, which saw Harris shave his head; “What’s fun about it is, being an actor, I get to play a new character in each book or in each two episodes of the show. What’s doubly fun about it is that I’m actually playing Olaf playing a character, which has been a bit confusing mentally if I’m being honest.”
The books the series is based on have a definite dark humour to them, and from what we can see so far it appears that the show will keep that same tone, and we all know that Harris has fabulous comic timing, but he can also play characters with a darker side as well. Fans of the books will be heartened to know that author Daniel Handler has written the scripts for the series, and is acting as executive producer.
The first series will cover the first four books, with plans to continue the story.
I, for one, can’t wait to meet Count Olaf on January 13, when Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events hits Netflix everywhere.