On Tuesday, we got another look at Netflix’s new series, A Series of Unfortunate Events and this time we finally see Neil Patrick Harris in Count Olaf’s many disguises.
The first trailer we saw based on the famous Lemony Snicket book series didn’t show any of the main characters, but did tell viewers to beware about the story, which was not a happy one. This trailer gives the same warning, but shows you why you shouldn’t expect happiness.
“If you are interested in stories with happy endings that story is streaming elsewhere,” Patrick Warburton says as he lights a candle and sets the eerie mood.
A warning from Netflix then comes across the screen advising you not to watch, in fact telling you to watch anything but this series, which makes us more intrigued.
In this trailer we get to know Count Olaf, who is super creepy and only cares about himself, as he reveals his many sides. He is now the guardian of the Baudelaire children, who are orphans now that their parents have died.
Throughout the teaser, Olaf does anything, and everything in his power to keep the children and get their fortune, including dressing up as different people, women and men alike, all of which are bizarre and spooky.
On a positive note, we see that Violet Baudelaire (Malina Weissman) is taking matters into her own hands and doing what she needs to do to protect her siblings, which leads to them going to other “relatives” houses to try and escape Olaf.
The trailer ends with the judge, Justice Strauss (Joan Cusack) saying, “Carpe diem,” to which Olaf says, “Seize the children!”
“It’s seize the day,” the Justice explains. “I said day,” Olaf responds. Yikes!
A Series of Unfortunate Events hits Netflix on January 13, 2017.