Netflix continues to expand its original produced content and their next project currently filming is “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. Some of the first pictures from the set have been all around twitter this morning as they reveal the first look of Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf.
Netflix acquired the best selling book series to bring to life the world of Lemony Snicket. Netflix in partnership with Paramount Television are bring the series to life in a live action series that will appeal to the family audience of Netflix. This comes on the heels of the recent announcement that the streaming company secured rights to bring the comedy Richie Rich to the small screen in a new TV series.
“On the search for fantastic material that appeals to both parents and kids, the first stop for generations of readers is A Series Of Unfortunate Events,” said Cindy Holland, VP Original Content at Netflix.
A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes, and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ death.
The book series encompasses 13 books and has sold over 65 million copies having been translated into 43 languages.