It’s no secret that the words “Netflix original series” carry with them a certain expectation of quality. With a diverse set of success stories that ranges from ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Fuller House’ to ‘Luke Cage‘, some would say the streaming giant has set an impossible standard for itself, one that against all odds it keeps meeting. In January, we will get to see if they are once again able to meet those lofty expectations with the first season of ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events‘.
Author Daniel Handle and series star Neil Patrick Harris have both gotten in on the hype, releasing a set of still images from the upcoming series on Twitter. Each of these stills treats us to a look at a previously unseen character. The pair of images tweeted by Handle introduces the series’ versions of Dr. Georgina Orwell (played by Catherine O’Hara) and Justice Strauss (Joan Cusack), while Harris shared an image of himself as Captain Sham, an alter ego assumed by his character, Count Olaf. The images are included below:
Based on the series of best-selling books by Daniel Handler, ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ follows the Baudelaire children (Violet, Klaus, and Sunny) as they find themselves in the custody of their eccentric (and criminal) relative Count Olaf following the death of their parents. AS the story progresses, the children must outwit their guardian at every turn, thwarting Olaf’s schemes to deprive them of their inheritance, all the while seeking the clues they need to unravel the mysteries that surround their parents’ deaths.
What do you think of these new photos? Do you like what we’ve seen of the series’ visual style so far or do you think they should have taken a different approach? Let us know in the comments!
‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ stars Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack, Malina Weissman, and Louis Hynes. The eight-episode season is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on January 13, 2017.