Series of Unfortunate Events Neil Patrick Harris

Based on the strong reception for its first season, Netflix has already renewed its series ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ for not only a second season but a third as well.  Based on the best-selling book series by Lemony Snicket (pen name of American author Daniel Handler), the show already featured a solid lineup of talent both in front of and behind the cameras; word now comes that next season will also feature the addition of fan favorite actor Nathan Fillion.

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Fillion, of course, is no stranger to “quirky” TV shows, having starred in ‘Firefly’ and ‘Castle,’ in addition to a bevy of film credits.  As first reported by Variety, Fillion headlines the second-season cast additions, alongside other talent like Sara Rue, Roger Bart, Tony Hale, and Lucy Punch.

The first season of the show starred Neil Patrick Harris in the lead role, supported by Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, and K. Todd Freeman – all of whom will return for the show’s second season.  The Netflix iteration (preceded by but unconnected to the 2004 Jim Carrey-starring film of the same name) is co-developed by Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld.

Here’s Netflix’s description of the show, along with the first season’s trailer:

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, 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. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler. A Series of Unfortunate Events is now Streaming on Netflix. Proceed with caution for tragedy is sure to come.

The second season of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ does not have a confirmed release date as of yet; the first season is available to watch on Netflix.

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