I’m loving the ‘Addams Family’ vibe from the new ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ teaser

11.03.16 6 months ago

Jim Carrey played Count Olaf in the film adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. What will Neil Patrick Harris do with the role? If this new Netflix series teaser is any indication, blow us all away?

“Meet the star of a new Netflix series telling the story of a very handsome actor and three selfish and ungrateful orphans who refuse to give him the enormous fortune their dead parents left behind,” writes the YouTube description, continuing the quirky promotion of this new series from Barry Sonnenfeld and Mark Hudis.

It's no surprise I'm getting a ton of The Addams Family vibes from this new teaser considering Sonnenfeld directed that 1991 film and its sequel. It also doesn't hurt that Joan Cusack's voice can be heard here (she's playing Justice Strauss). Take a look and see for yourself.

Malina Weissman, who plays young Kara Zor-El on The CW's Supergirl, is playing Violet Baudelaire this time around, Louis Hynes is Klaus, and Patrick Warburton is Lemony Snicket.

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.

That's a Friday the 13th, to be more specific. Here was the first teaser that broke the fourth wall on us while trying to dissuade us from watching.

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