Patrick Warburton Joins NPH in Netflix's A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, Family Guy, Ted) has one of the most distinctive voices in show business, and according to Deadline, he'll be lending that voice to Netflix's upcoming live-action series Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Warburton will play Lemony Snicket, the narrator of the eight-episode adaptation, joining the recently-confirmed Neil Patrick Harris, who has been cast as Count Olaf. Jude Law played Snicket in the 2004 film adaptation.

A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes, and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ death. The books have sold more than 65 million copies and have been translated into 43 languages. The epic series will be executive produced by Barry Sonnenfeld, who will also direct a number of episodes, and Daniel Handler, legal, literary and social representative for Lemony Snicket. [Handler is actually the writer of the successful book series. — Ed.]

Warburton will reportedly appear on camera as well as narrating the show. Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes have been cast as Violet and Klaus, respectively, while the role of Sunny has yet to be filled. Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) is directing the pilot, but as far as I know, the show hasn't replaced its showrunner yet after True Blood's Mark Hudis bailed a couple of months ago.

Are you looking forward to this show? It's expected to debut on Netflix sometime this year.

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