Netflix’s ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Available Today: Sneak Peak At Theme Song | TV News
Netflix continue their bid to take over the TV world in 2017 with the release of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events today. The show stars Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, and if you thought Netflix were going to omit Harris’ expert singing potential, you’d be wrong.
On their YouTube channel, Netflix gave a glimpse at the theme song and opening titles of their new show, with Harris and the esteemed vocals he’s shown off previously in multiple award show host duties allowed to shine.
Director and producer of the new show, Barry Sonnenfeld (Men In Black), had previously claimed that he felt the film adaptation of Snicket’s work was not focused enough on the kids, and hopes his own adaptation will remain faithful to the source material:
“I always felt that one of the mistakes of the film version was that it was too big and too loud and too Jim Carrey-centric. I always thought what was great about the books were that they were about the kids. I felt the movie let the kids disappear in the whole Jim Carrey of it all”.
“Jim’s a really great actor, but I felt that the movie fell in love with that aspect, and as brilliant as Neil is, he’s one of many brilliant actors in the show, and the reason the show works is that everyone’s good”.
The synopsis for the show is as follows:
“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, Lemony Snicket’s 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, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire)”.
The show debuts on all Netflix territories today.