Here is the trailer for the Netflix version of A Series of Unfortunate Events starring Neil Patrick Harris. Developed by Mark Hudis, based on the children’s novel series of same name by Lemony Snicket ( aka Daniel Handler). The books were adapted into the 2004 into a film starring Jim Carrey that was meant to be launched as a franchise, but it didn’t perform well at the box office.
Now Netflix is making a eight episode series. It is set to be released on 13th January 2017.
Here is the official synopsis for A Series of Unfortunate Events:
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.