Netflix has finally announced the official release of its small screen adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s much loved A Series of Unfortunate Events book series with a brand new teaser trailer.
In the trailer, the series’ narrator, Lemony Snicket, who is portrayed by actor Patrick Warburton, narrates that a series of unfortunate events seem to have befallen on the cast and crew of Netflix’s upcoming show.
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Neither the Baudelaire orphans, the protagonists of the show, or the antagonist Count Olaf is present in the teaser trailer.
He went on to say that the said cast and crew are currently under observation for melancholia, acute wistfulness, and ennui. Viewers are also warned and urged to stay away from the show for the benefit of our own sanity.
However, these are all just part of the meta-humor Netflix put in their ads and trailers. A classic example of their meta-humored ad is the trailer where Albert Brooks implies he has kidnapped a Netflix executive’s child and Tuesday’s trailer for the upcoming adaptation makes the same play.
The show is based on Daniel Handler’s (whose pen name is Lemony Snicket) best-selling series of children’s mystery books of the same name. It follows the Baudelaire orphans, a trio of siblings, who lose their parents in an “accident” and spend years on the run from a wicked villain named Count Olaf. Eventually, the orphans start to unravel a conspiracy related to their parents’ death.
The eight-episode series has Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf and has been in production since November 2014. The actor has also been quoted saying that the latest adaptation has been Netflix’s most expensive show on television yet.
Daniel Handler will serve as an executive producer for the upcoming Netflix show after he was removed as a screenwriter from the 2004 Jim Carrey-starred film adaptation of the novels. The first season of A Series of Unfortunate Events will debut on Netflix in full on January 13th, 2017.
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