Neil Patrick Harris is Bringing the Evil to A Series of Unfortunate Events

Bad guy five!

Recommended Videos

Remember when we got our first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events? Only after all that hype did we come to find out that the trailer was just a wonderful thing concocted by a talented fan–but we know the adaptation is still happening, and now we have our first piece of casting news.

Neil Patrick Harris has signed on in the role of the evil Count Olaf–who, as you’ll recall, was originally played to memorable effect in the film version by Jim Carrey. (Count Olaf is the uncle of the brilliant Beaudelaire children who attempts to steal their inheritance… through a series of unfortunate events?)

With the casting news of NPH, however, also came the news that Mark Hudis had stepped down as showrunner of the series. That does still leave Barry Sonnenfeld in place as director of the 13 episodes that are scheduled to air on Netflix, but we don’t know if anyone’s going to be taking over as showrunner quite yet.

Either way, this is a casting choice I can kind of see myself getting behind. How about you?

(via io9)

—Please make note of The Mary Sue’s general comment policy.—

Do you follow The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article When To Expect the Live-Action ‘One Piece’ Season 2 on Netflix
Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, and Taz Skylar as Sanji in One Piece
Read Article Meet the Morlocks, the Most Vulnerable Demographic in ‘X-Men ’97’
Magneto protects Leech and the other Morlocks in 'X-Men '97'.
Read Article ‘X-Men ’97’ Episode 5 Introduced Us to Genosha’s Government, and What an Entourage It Is
Jean Grey in 'X-Men '97'.
Read Article Here’s When You Can Watch ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 12 Episode 10
Taylor Kinney as Kelley Severide in "Chicago Fire" (NBC)
Read Article Here’s the Lowdown on Genosha, the Mutant Homeland in ‘X-Men ’97’
Magneto in 'X-Men '97'.
Related Content
Read Article When To Expect the Live-Action ‘One Piece’ Season 2 on Netflix
Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, and Taz Skylar as Sanji in One Piece
Read Article Meet the Morlocks, the Most Vulnerable Demographic in ‘X-Men ’97’
Magneto protects Leech and the other Morlocks in 'X-Men '97'.
Read Article ‘X-Men ’97’ Episode 5 Introduced Us to Genosha’s Government, and What an Entourage It Is
Jean Grey in 'X-Men '97'.
Read Article Here’s When You Can Watch ‘Chicago Fire’ Season 12 Episode 10
Taylor Kinney as Kelley Severide in "Chicago Fire" (NBC)
Read Article Here’s the Lowdown on Genosha, the Mutant Homeland in ‘X-Men ’97’
Magneto in 'X-Men '97'.
Author