Neil Patrick Harris To Star In Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neil Patrick Harris will star in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

The former How I Met Your Mother star will play Count Olaf, the role Jim Carrey portrayed in the 2004 film directed by Brad Silberling and produced by Barry Sonnenfeld -- who will be directing the new Netflix series as well.

While Harris' addition to the cast is a huge positive there was some bad news to go with the report. True Blood's Mark Hudis is no longer the show's showrunner. "A replacement has yet to be named," reports THR. "Netflix declined comment."

Based on Lemony Snicket’s series of children’s novels – which have sold more than 65 million copies since debuting in 1999 – A Series of Unfortunate Events follows three orphans left in the care of the treacherous Count Olaf. The children search for the truth about their parents’ deaths, while Olaf seeks out ways to claim their fortune for himself.

A Series of Unfortunate Events received a 13-episode straight-to-series order in November 2014. No date is set for its premiere.

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  1. Welp, there go my expectations. This may be the first time a fake trailer will be better than the product it was meant to advertise.

    • FHT
    • 6 Posts in 15 Months

    Brad Silberling (Casper, Land of the Lost) was the director of the 2004 film, not Sonnenfeld

  2. They don't claim he was. They are saying he will be directing this new series, not the 2004 film. Just read it and it makes sense.

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 24 Months

    Urg, cant they make a Elekra series instead? =P

    • bbock
    • 6 Posts in 10 Months

    Wait until Elektra debuts on Daredevil. If she does well on that show, maybe they will spin her off. They liked what they saw with Punisher and are giving him his own series. 

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