Allison Williams
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‘Girls’ alum Allison Williams has joined the cast of Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ in an undisclosed role.  She will make her debut in the second season, which will become available on March 30, before taking on a bigger role in the third and final season, which is now filming.  It is expected that Season Three will be released around this time next year.

Based on the books by the fictitious Lemony Snicket, the first season of the series covered the first four novels.  Season Two will cover books five through nine, with Season Three adapting the final four.  Neil Patrick Harris stars as the conniving Count Olaf,who is out to steal the fortunes of the Baudelaire children, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny (Presley Smith).  The series also features Patrick Warburton as Snicket himself, who acts as the narrator.  Also included in the ensemble cast are Robbie Amell, Will Arnett, Roger Bart, Joan Cusack, Nathan Fillion, K. Todd Freeman, David Alan Grier, Tony Hale, Catherine O’Hara, Lucy Punch,  Sara Rue, Cobie Smulders, and Alfre Woodard.

In addition to ‘Girls’, Williams has also appeared on the series ‘The Mindy Project’ and ‘The League’.  She played Kate Middleton in the biopic ‘Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After’ which she also co-wrote.  She headlined NBC’s musical ‘Peter Pan Live! and co-starred in last year’s breakout hit ‘Get Out’ as well as in the upcoming film ‘The Perfection’ and Showtime’s  miniseries ‘Patrick Melrose’ with Benedict Cumberbatch.

Just last month, Harris announced:

“We’ve intentionally been very truthful and factual and loyal to the books. We’ve added a few characters that aren’t in the books, we’ve added some songs that you probably couldn’t put into the books, but for the most part, we’re sticking to the structure of what already worked.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter