Considering that it has been streaming for nearly two weeks at this point, people have had more than enough time to check out the brand new adaptation of ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ on Netflix (despite being told numerous times to look away). But if you somehow still have managed to let it elude you, the eight-episode first season starring Neil Patrick Harris as the villainous Count Olaf can best be described as whimsical and ridiculous (in the best possible way). And part of that amazing craziness is due in large part to the production design that really establishes the tone of the series. Now, the streaming service has released a featurette that takes a look at how all of that came to be.
Netflix recently posted a video to their YouTube channel that explores the incredible work that went into creating the world of the Baudelaire orphans. In addition to revealing that the majority of the shooting locations were built on soundstages, the sneak peek behind the scenes discussed the phenomenal work put into the make-up, the sets, and the overall aesthetic that filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld and company brought to the production. You can check out the video below, followed by the official synopsis of the show:
If you are interested in a story with a happy ending, that story is streaming elsewhere. This story has no happy ending, no happy beginning, and very few happy things in the middle. ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death.
What do you think about the latest adaptation of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’? Were you in awe of the sets, make-up, and the general feel of the show? How did you enjoy it compared to the books? And are you also disappointed that you binged it all in one sitting and now have to wait a while for season two to premiere? Sound off in the comments.
The first season of ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ starring Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Alfre Woodard, Joan Cusack, Catherine O’Hara, Aasif Mandvi, Rhys Darby, and Don Johnson is streaming on Netflix right now.