Netflix already has a host of hit original shows, like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and
will star as Count Olaf, a distant uncle to the three Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus and Sunny. The three children must outsmart him using their own special talents as they try to learn more about the mysterious circumstances surrounding their parents’ death.
According to a report by FXNewsCall.com’s Honey Reyes, each book in the series will be spread out over two episodes. There are 13 novels in the series.
The cast includes actresses Joan Cusack, Catherine O’Hara and Alfre Woodard. Veteran actor Patrick Warburton will also play the role of Lemony Snicket, who serves as the narrator of the story and an important character to the three children.
This will be one of the biggest shows in Netflix’s history, and, according to a report by Inquisitr.com’s Eunice Alcala, Harris claims it will be interestingly dark.
“It’s not Rated-R dark,” Harris said per Alcala’s report. “It’s the most expensive show that they’ve ever done. It’s the first one they call a four quadrant show, so they’re try to get four different quadrants to like it. So in addition to being for adults and for 20-somethings and teenagers, they want it to be for kids as well.”
This will be the second major adaptation for the series after the first, a feature film with Jim Carrey starring as Count Olaf, was met with decent responses from critics and audiences. Regardless, based on Netflix’s track record with original content, this is a highly anticipated revival of the series, and the trailer is already getting people very excited.
A Series of Unfortunate Events releases on Netflix, Jan. 13, 2017.