Netflix’s ‘Lemony Snicket’ gets premiere date, teaser trailer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Netflix series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events released a first teaser trailer Tuesday in anticipation of its January 2017 premiere.

Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement) stars in the preview as Lemony Snicket, while Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) can be heard as Count Olaf in the distance.

“The world is vast and full of wonders. So on Friday, the 13th of January, please… watch something else,” Netflix wrote on its official Twitter page.

“It’s @Unfortunate and coming to Netflix Jan 13. The incredibly handsome villain Count Olaf is played by yours truly,” Harris added on his own account.

A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the children’s book series of the same name. The novels are penned by American author Daniel Handler, who writes under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket. Snicket serves as the narrator in the books.

Paramount Pictures previously adapted the series as a 2004 film, with Jude Law as Snicket and Jim Carrey as Olaf. The story follows the orphaned siblings Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire as they contend with Olaf, their murderous relative.

Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes will star as Violet and Klaus in the Netflix adaptation. Joan Cusack will co-star as Justice Strauss, with K. Todd Freeman as Mr. Arthur Poe and Aasif Mandvi as Uncle Monty.

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