A behind-the-scenes look at Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events

This past Friday, Netflix added its new show, Lemony Snicket’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, to the service’s ever-growing list of exclusive and streaming content. The show stars Neil Patrick Harris as the odious Count Olaf, a conniving relative of the Baudelaire children - Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Throughout the course of the 8-episode series, Olaf executes a series of dastardly plans with the goal of stealing the orphans inheritance - which was left to them after the untimely and strange demise of their loving parents. Today, Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes look at the dour yet adventuresome program, which you can check out by watching the video below!

As you can see, a lot of hard work and dedication went into bringing Lemony Snicket’s peculiar fantasy novel series to life. In my watching of the show, I’ve noticed that the Netflix series has taken care to expand upon many of the ideas seen in the 2004 original film starring the rubber-faced comedian Jim Carrey. Case in point, the events of that film are touched upon and wrapped up, more or less,, by the end of just the second episode - leaving plenty of room to include additional material from all 13 of the popular and dark-as-a-shadow novels.

In all honesty, I was a little shaken by Netflix’s presentation at first. Warburton lacks the vocal gravitas of Jude Law’s original Snicket, and you can still see Harris’ babyface under all that makeup. That said, by the time I finished the second episode I was really into it. It’s enough of a departure from the original film to keep me curious and I think the support cast does a bang up job of adding to the show’s black humor. I’m going to keep watching until the end, which is rather fortunate considering how big a fan I am of the source material.

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS is now availble to stream in its entirety on Netflix.

Extra Tidbit: More than anything, I want Michael Buckley's The Sisters Grimm to be adapted onto the Netflix format. That would be most excellent.
Source: Netflix



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