After opening to the happy strains of Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” things soon begin to take a darker turn in this extended look at Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Netflix dropped the official trailer today for the series that premieres January 13.
Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Daniel Handler, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events chronicles the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire (Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith) after their parents’ death in a fire. A careless oversight initially places the children in the custody of a distant relative named Count Olaf (wickedly played by Neil Patrick Harris), 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 employs a variety of outlandish disguises to situate himself in the children’s path, causing mayhem for the Baudelaires 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.
Series creator Handler also executive produces with Emmy winner Barry Sonnenfeld. It also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Alfre Woodard (Aunt Josephine), Catherine O’Hara (Dr. Orwell), K. Todd Freeman (Mr. Poe), Aasif Maandvi (Uncle Monty) and Don Johnson (Sir).
Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think.