First look at Neil Patrick Harris in Lemony Snicket series
Vancouver’s Vancity Buzz has posted the first set photos of Neil Patrick Harris in full Count Olaf makeup for Netflix‘s upcoming A Series of Unfortunate Events show. You can check out one pic below and the rest at this link.
— Lindsay B (@lemon_buzz) April 25, 2016
A Series of Unfortunate Events will recreate the darkly humorous visual world of Violet, Klaus, and little Sunny Baudelaire, three orphans who are doggedly pursued by their distant cousin/uncle Count Olaf. The books by author/narrator Lemony Snicket (real name Daniel Handler) have collectively sold more than 60 million copies and have been translated into 41 languages.
The series will co-star Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes as Baudelaire orphans Violet and Klaus, with Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket.
The Jim Carrey-led 2004 film version was directed by Brad Silberling, who approached the material from a German expressionist/silent film/Edward Gorey-inspired visual palette. The film also introduced the world to actress Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Pompeii) as Violet. Despite grossing $209 million worldwide, the film was deemed too expensive to be profitable and plans for a Harry Potter-esque franchise were abandoned. Barry Sonnenfeld, who executive produced the 2002 feature film version of the property, is attached to direct the new Netflix take, currently set for 13 episodes.
What do you think of Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf? Will he be better or worse than Jim Carrey? Let us know in the comments below!