With the Golden Globes having taken place last night, Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ polymathic villain, Count Olaf (played by Neil Patrick Harris), would like you to consider him for a number of awards.
Based on the best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (or Daniel Handler as he’s known in the real world) A Series Of Unfortunate Events tells the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny — whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death.
The eight-episode series is produced by Barry Sonnenfeld (The Addams Family, Pushing Daisies) and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire). The series premieres on 13 January.