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WATCH: Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events gets a wonderful teaser trailer

October 4th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Netflix’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events gets an excellent first teaser

Netflix’s upcoming and highly-anticipated adaptation of the children’s tale Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has got its first teaser. The unfortunate event here is the distinct lack of Neil Patrick Harris’ Count Olaf. The fortunate event is that Patrick Warburton delivers a chillingly mellifluous introduction to the story.

Yes, Warburton tells us to ‘look away before this dire tale is filmed’ as he strolls through a darkened studio.

This teaser belongs to Warburton’s euphonious soliloquy spare for the moment he is rudely interrupted by a hysterical voice off-screen. That would indeed be Harris’ Olaf – but we’ll have to wait until the official trailer before he is unleashed on our eyes.

A Series of Unfortunate Events is released on Friday, 13th January (of course it is). “The world is vast and full of wonders, please…watch something else,” reads the YouTube video description. Oh, we most certainly will.

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts 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 a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and premieres January 13, 2017 only on Netflix. 

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.