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

on January 16, 2016, 3:05pm

Netflix is moving forward with a 13-episode adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s best-selling children’s book A Series of Unfortunate Events. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neil Patrick Harris has signed on to star in the series playing the role of the evil uncle Count Olaf.

A Series of Unfortunate Events tells the tale of orphaned children Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire. After losing their parents in a fire, they go to live with their uncle, who attempts to steal their inheritance.

In 2004, the¬†book was adapted into a film by director Brad Silberling, with Jim Carrey playing the role of Count Olaf. The Hollywood Reporter notes that¬†Silberling has been tapped to helm Netflix’s new adaptation.

Lemony Snicket, the pen name of Daniel Handler, is executive producing the series.

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