Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books have garnered a loyal following of fans and captured many an imagination with their unique brand of downbeat humor, gothic imagery and quirky characters. As such, the 2004 movie adaptation starring Jim Carrey perhaps should have seen more success than it was – and the fact the project didn’t lead to full franchise (as its studio expected) can only be considered a disappointment.
Fans’ spirits were lifted in November 2014, however, when online streaming giants Netflix announced that it would be adapting the novels into a TV series and it was later revealed that Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) would be taking over from Carrey as primary antagonist Count Olaf. A teaser trailer for the series has since been released, featuring Patrick Warburton in the role of fictitious author Lemony Snicket – warning viewers not to watch the …
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