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Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has cast its Lemony Snicket… and we think it’s inspired

March 14th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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It looks like Netflix’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events series has found its in-story writer/narrator.

We know that Neil Patrick Harris will play the villain of the series, Count Olaf, and now we know that FTN favourite Patrick Warburton will play Lemony Snicket himself.

And, as massive fans of the books and, yes, the movie, we feel this could be an inspired bit of casting.

The series will cover the 13 books which tell the tale of the Baudaleire orphans whose wealthy parents are killed in a house fire and they go into the care of their relative, Count Olaf, who has no good intentions for the children… or their fortune.

Snicket was played by Jude Law in the movie and will narrate the events of the series. We’re not sure if Warburton will be seen on screen or if it’ll just be his unmistakeable voice.

Warburton will take on the role of Lemony Snicket, the harried and troubled writer-photographer who is falsely accused of felonies and is continuously hunted by police and his enemies — including the fire-starting side of secret organization Volunteer Fire Department (VFD). Jude Law voiced the role of Lemony Snicket in the 2004 feature film.

Mark Hudis will take over as showrunner on the series, which hails from Paramount Television in association with Netflix. Daniel Handler, the author of the books who uses the pen name Lemony Snicket, executive produces. 

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….