Neil Patrick Harris to Star in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books has been in the works for quite some time, but recent casting news reveals that Barry Sonnenfield’s series seems to be moving into production. Earlier this month, Neil Patrick Harris announced on Twitter that he would be playing Count Olaf; now, Deadline reports that the series has cast two of its three Baudelaire orphans.

Harris, who seems to delight in portraying everyone from The Riddler to Captain Hook every Halloween, should have a lot of fun as the eccentric, unhygienic, unibrowed Count Olaf, a role played by Jim Carrey in the 2004 film. Harris tweeted:

Two of those “horrible child actors” are Malina Weissman, who plays young Kara on CBS’ Supergirl, and newcomer Louis Hynes.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix Violet Baudelaire Malina Weissman Supergirl

No word yet on release date.

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