Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Show set to air in January 2017

Netflix has released the first teaser 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.

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.