"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, then you would be better off somewhere else!" Lemony Snicket offers this stern warning about Netflix's latest original series Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events. The show is set to debut on January 13, a Friday. And by all accounts, it sounds like you'll want to be far removed from whatever streaming device you enjoy your Netflix on when it arrives.
Today, we finally get the full trailer for Lemony Snicket's wicked tale. Though, you'll want to avert your eyes from the tragic and horrible sight of this official sneak peek. Despite its sorry state, if you simply must partake in these pain inducing images, you are advised to do so at your own risk!
Based on the internationally best-selling series of books, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events chronicles the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents' untimely death in a fire. A careless oversight initially places the children in the custody of a distant relative named Count Olaf, a mysterious and devious figure who is seeking fortune by way of stealing their inheritance. After his elaborate plans are foiled and his evil intentions are revealed, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) employs a variety of outlandish disguises to situate himself in the children's path, causing mayhem for the Baudelaire's and their subsequent guardians.
As the children manage to evade Count Olaf's scheming attempts to steal their fortune, they pick up clues along the way about their parents' past. The series is created by Daniel Handler (author of the Lemony Snicket series of books) and executive produced by Handler and Emmy winner Barry Sonnenfeld (Pushing Daisies, Men in Black, The Addams Family).
Along with Harris, the series also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Malina Weissman (Violet), Louis Hynes (Klaus), Presley Smith (Sunny), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Alfre Woodard (Aunt Josephine), Catherine O'Hara (Dr. Orwell), K. Todd Freeman (Mr. Poe), Aasif Maandvi (Uncle Monty), Don Johnson (Sir) and more. The series premieres January 13, 2017 on Netflix around the world. Though, you'd be best to lock your front door, leave all electrical appliances turned off, and stay in bed.
Though, if you must, here is the full trailer for your un-enjoyment. Netflix doesn't claim responsibility for this trailer, and doesn't want you to know we got it from them! 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. We also have the official poster.