Netflix presents first teaser for ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’
I have a good feeling about this. A great one in fact.
As a huge fan of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events series, I’ve been chomping at the bit to catch a glimpse of Netflix’s adaptation, which is set for release on January 13, 2017.
The first teaser was just released today, and true to the grim spirit of Snicket, it comes with a warning of the depressing horrors that await eager viewers.
Rather than showing the Baudelaire orphans in action, the teaser finds Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton) in a studio lot, speaking straight to camera.
“Once again, I find myself in a dimly lit room talking to a complete stranger. That complete stranger is you, and the room belongs to Netflix, the company responsible for filming A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Snicket says.
“Under ordinary circumstances, this room would be buzzing with activity and excitement. But the story of the Baudelaire orphans is so upsetting and utterly unnerving, the entire crew is suffering from low morale — a phrase around here which means ‘currently under medical observation for melancholia and acute wistfulness.'”
Not the most positive of fellas, but that’s all part of the Snicket’s charm. Check out the teaser for yourself:
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
A Series of Unfortunate Events also stars Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, Joan Cusack as Justice Strauss, Malina Weissman as Violet Baudelaire, Louis Hynes as Klaus Baudelaire, and K. Todd Freeman as Mr. Poe.