Fans, new and old, of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: rejoice! Netflix has released an official trailer for their new adaptation of the series, and it is better than we could have imagined.
Rumors of Netflix’s interest in the popular children’s novels have been circulating for years, and they have released a handful of teasers in the past few months. Today, the official trailer released showing us the Baudelaire orphans and some of their favorite (and worst) guardians. This official trailer also allows the viewer a peek into the sad, yet charming, a Burton-esque world in which the series will play out. With such a promising trailer, perhaps fans of the series will finally get the screen adaptation they have been hoping for.
More importantly, we are able to see more of Neil Patrick Harris‘ performance as the ecstatic Count Olaf. In the trailer, Olaf looks as if he walked right out of Snicket’s books and onto the screen. Everything shown pertaining to Olaf, incognito or otherwise, screams perfection. The show will also feature Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket, and Malina Weissman and Lois Hynes as the Baudelaire orphans.
For those new to the series, A Series of Unfortunate Events is series of novels based on the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klause, and Sonny, by Lemony Snicket. After the death of their parents, they are sent to live with Count Olaf, a cruel man interested only in their fortune. After the children escape, they are sent to live with new relatives, but Count Olaf is never far behind them. In their attempts to escape Olaf’s cruel fate they must build strange contraptions, rely on each other, and most importantly, solve the code left behind by their parents.
Get ready to binge; the series is set to release, appropriately, on Friday, January 13th, 2017 on Netflix.