A closer look at Neil Patrick Harris as evil Count Olaf

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Netflix has released the first full-length trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris as evil guardian Count Olaf, the eight-part series will also feature Supergirl’s Malina Weissman and Barbarians Rising star Louis Hynes.

A Series of Unfortunate Events‘ supporting cast also includes Academy Award nominee Joan Cusack and The Daily Show favourite Aasif Mandvi. You can watch the trailer below.

Netflix’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Official Trailer

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket 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 trailer provides a first look at some of the series’ guest stars, such as Catherine O’Hara playing Dr. Georgina Orwell, Alfre Woodard as Aunt Josephine and Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket himself.

Netflix state that ‘the show will recount 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.’

They continue to describe how ‘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 show and is set to premiere on January 13, 2017.

A Series of Unfortunate Events was previously turned into a hit movie, starring Jim Carrey as the evil Count Olaf and the suave Jude Law as Lemony Snicket.