Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Trailer

As promised, a new trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has debuted in anticipation of the Netflix series adaptation coming exclusively to the streaming service in January. And it’s clear that the series of books by Daniel Handler will be getting the adaptation they deserve, unfolding so many more of the mysteries at the heart of the story about the orphaned Baudelaire children, their secretive parents and their cavalcade of friends, and the conniving Count Olaf.

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Photos

Not too long ago, a new trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events introduced us to Neil Patrick Harris playing the dastardly Count Olaf, desperate to get his hands on the inheritance left to the orphaned Baudelaire children. Now some new photos give us our first look at some characters we haven’t seen yet, including the second role played by Neil Patrick Harris.

The new A Series of Unfortunate Events photos reveal Joan Cusack as Justice Strauss and Catherine O’Hara as Dr. Georgina Orwell, and since these photos are being released now, there’s a good chance we’ll see them in the new trailer for the Netflix series that will hit the web on Thursday. In addition, we have our first look at Count Olaf dressed up as Captain Sham, a ruse of a character used to manipulate others. Check out the new photos after the jump. Read More »

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Trailer - Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf

The popular book series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events was already turned into a movie starring Jim Carrey as the dastardly Count Olaf, and it was about as perfect of a portrayal of the character as you could ask for. Unfortunately, the movie wasn’t a big enough hit to warrant a sequel, so now the books are being adapted all over again, this time as a series on Netflix. Now the first A Series of Unfortunate Events trailer with some actual footage from the show has arrived.

This time, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events puts How I Met Your Mother star and all around great guy Neil Patrick Harris in the role of Count Olaf, and we finally get to see him meet the Baudelaire children in this first teaser trailer. Read More »

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer

Netflix has finally released a teaser trailer for their upcoming television adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the bestselling children’s series by Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), this new series will follow the adventures of three orphaned Baudelaire children adopted by their cousin Count Olaf, who is after their family inheritance. You might remember director Brad Silberling‘s 2004 film starring Jim Carrey failed to start a movie franchise. Neil Patrick Harris plays Count Olaf in this version of the adaptation and Netflix believes they might be the medium to bring this 13-part book series to life.

Hit the jump and see the first Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer, and learn about the series’ truly unfortunate release date.
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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Beerfest is being developed as a digital series.
  • Director Joe Swanberg (Digging for Fire) is writing, directing, and executive producing Netflix’s Easy.
  • Neil Patrick Harris is finally confirmed to star in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Harris will be joined by Patrick Warburton (The Tick) in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Malachi Kirby will star in an episode of Black Mirror.
  • Sarah Wayne is returning to Prison Break.
  • Lionsgate is launching a Comic-Con channel.

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Neil Patrick Harris in Gone Girl

Neil Patrick Harris is the new Jim Carrey, at least as far as Netflix is concerned. Harris has just been cast in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as the villainous Count Olaf, the role played by Carrey in the not-very-beloved 2004 film. However — as befits a show called A Series of Unfortunate Events — the update comes with a side of bad news as well. The show has just lost its showrunner, Mark Hudis (True Blood).  Read More »

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

A couple of fortunate events have befallen Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Barry Sonnenfeld has just signed on to direct Netflix’s adaptation of the Lemony Snicket books, while Mark Hudis (True Blood) will serve as showrunner.

Hardcore fans of the series may recall that Sonnenfeld was originally on board to helm the 2004 movie, but was later replaced by Brad Silberling. More about the Lemony Snicket director after the jump.  Read More »

A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer

UPDATE: Alas, the A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer has been revealed as a fake. Original story follows.

Last year, we got the very fortunate news that Netflix was fast-tracking a series based on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. For fans, that meant a second chance to see the beloved books brought to life, following the little-loved 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey.

It’ll be a little while yet before we see if this attempt pans out any better than the last one did. But the first promo, at least, is very promising, with a deliciously creepy vibe that should feel familiar to book readers. Watch the A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »

Movies Being Adapted Into TV Shows

TV companies are going crazy trying to mine film libraries for the next big television series, because why come up with an original untested idea without an established brand name title, right? I almost included the movie to television series trend in my 9 Current Movie and Television Trends I Hate article last month, but I decided it was too soon to make that judgement.

While I’m already tired of seeing the announcements, I really loved Fargo (and I really mean LOVED — it’s my favorite television series of the year), I’m still enjoying Friday Night Lights/Parenthood showrunner Jason Katims‘ About a Boy, and I know many people who really dig Hannibal, Bates Motel, and From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. So it’s hard for me to condemn it at this point.  And yes there are also GothamConstantine and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I consider those shows comic book adaptations.

You might be shocked to learn that there are currently over 30 television shows in development right now based on big screen movies. Which are good ideas? Which sound horrible? After the jump, I attempt to rank all of the movies being adapted into TV shows, by concept from worst to most promising ideas.

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Lemony Snicket

In a very fortunate event, Netflix has picked up the rights to Lemony Snicket‘s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The streaming service plans to adapt the books, which center around three orphans put into the care of the villainous Count Olaf, as a live-action family series.

Previously, the novels were turned into a 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep. It grossed $209 million worldwide but that wasn’t enough to kickstart the franchise Paramount had hoped for, so now it’s trying again on TV. Hit the jump for more on the new Netflix Lemony Snicket show.

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