Next week, Lemony Snicket fans finally get the chance to see if Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events lives up to their lofty expectations. While our full review is embargoed until Wednesday, we can tell you that you’re in for a visually arresting series, as highlighted in this newest teaser trailer.
The 30-second promo, which promptly features Patrick Warburton’s Snicket, warns viewers of the “distributed plots, villainous frightful deeds and an absurd amount of childhood endangerment” that are laced throughout this latest streaming-friendly program. “Do you really want to sit through every horrid episode,” Snicket asks? “Be a dear and look away.” Whether you heed that advice or not is up to you, but it does, once again, showcases the self-deprecating and highly self-aware dialogue and comedy found throughout the new YA adaptation.
Starring Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, K. Todd Freeman, Joan Cusack, Aasif Mandvi, Catherine O’Hara, Alfre Woodward, Don Johnson and Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, A Series of Unfortunate Events is directed (in part) by Barry Sonnenfeld, with Daniel Handler (the author of the novels) having written most of the episodes, which should comfort fans.
Season 1 will be based on the first four books in the 13-part series: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window and The Miserable Mill. Should the show prove to be a success, which we imagine it will, you can expect season 2 to dive into the next few novels. For now, though, there’s definitely a lot to look forward to with the first outing of Netflix’s new series.
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