Today, Netflix dropped a brand-new trailer for next year's Lemon Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events. If you've ever read the novels on which the show will be based, it's probably both as strange and verbose as you'd expect.
Let's take a look.
So, that's Patrick Warbuton's playing Lemony Snicket (the narrator of this dark, decidedly unfortunate tale), and it's an interesting take on the character. I read a few of the Snicket books back in the day, and at the time I always pictured Snicket as less Rod Serling, more Gomez Addams. But, hey, this works for me.
Here's an official (and very brief) plot synopsis:
After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.
That synopsis doesn't quite convey the weirdness of this property (which you might recall from a previous adaptation, directed by Brad Silberling all the way back in 2004), but it does hint at its gothic overtones. It also doesn't mention the series' chief protagonist, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), who you'll hear in a voice cameo about midway through the trailer above. But I suppose we'll get a separate trailer for that character in the not-too-distant future.
Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unforunate Events hits Netflix on January 13th, 2017.