New ‘Lemony Snicket’ Trailer Advises You to Watch Something More Pleasant Instead

     December 6, 2016


A new trailer for Netfilx’s Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events warns viewers immediately: “If you are interested in a story with a happy ending, that story is streaming elsewhere.” The series is another go at the Lemony Snicket story, this time starring Neil Patrick Harris as the dreaded Count Olaf, who terrorizes his wards, the Baudelaire orphans —  Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and baby Sunny — who must uncover the mystery of their parents’ deaths.

The eight-episode series also stars Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket, and Joan Cusack as Justice Strauss. I never read the book series, but is Violet always supposed to be holding the baby in silence, with Klaus never helping out? In these trailers she’s largely being shown as a living Baby Bjorn. It’s also a little creepy how they’re always framed like Sunny is their kid, or have I just been watching way too many seriously messed up dramas? I’m just saying!

Check out the new trailer below, which promises to not be pleasant:

Here’s the official synopsis for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which premieres January 13th on Netflix.

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, Lemony Snicket’s 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 also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire). The series premieres January 13, 2017 only on Netflix.