Netflix has picked a very spooky premiere date for its “A Series of Unfortunate Events” series, which will hit the streaming service on Friday, Jan. 13.
The series, based on the books by Daniel Handler (under the pen name Lemony Snicket), follow the Baudelaire orphans after they move in with the evil Count Olaf. It stars Neil Patrick Harris as the villainous Count, Patrick Warburton as Snicket, Malina Weissman as Violet Vaudelaire, Louis Hynes as Klaus Baudelaire and Joan Cusack as Justice Strauss.
The books have already been adapted into a 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey, Jude Law and Emily Browning. It won an Academy Award for make-up and received nominations for art direction, costume design and score.
Netflix also released their first teaser for the series in which Snicket, similar to the books, lists all the reasons that viewers should not watch the series.
“The story of the Boudelaire orphans is so upsetting and so utterly unnerving, the entire crew is suffering from low morale, a phrase which here means currently under medical observation for melancholia ennuis and acute wistfulness,” says Snicket.
Except Count Olaf, of course, who can be heard praising his good fortunes.
“Please don’t make the same mistake that Netflix has and look away before this dire tale is even filmed, and avoid the cruel whimsy and whimsical cruelty of what’s to come,” he begs.
You can watch the teaser below.
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