A Series of Unfortunate Events Star Neil Patrick Harris Talks Series and Count Olaf


A Series of Unfortunate Events
A Series of Unfortunate Events

Netflix offers a new TV series for their avid followers. This time, the show will be darker than they expected it to be. Count Olaf will show his villainous side again on A Series of Unfortunate Events.

According to reports, A Series of Unfortunate Events will be darker than the film version. In the film, Jim Carrey played that unattractive, nasty guardian of the Baudelaire children. Now Neil Patrick Harris from Smurfs is going to portray the popular fictional character from Lemony Snicket’s story with the same name.

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Like what the trailer showed to its viewers, Netflix’s new fantasy drama series warned everyone to skip the show if they expect a story with happy endings. Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton) also had his very own warning for the viewers as he said in the beginning of the teaser, “if you are interested in stories with happy endings, that story is streaming elsewhere.”

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In A.V. Club’s interview with Neil Patrick Harris, the actor revealed that Count Olaf will be much real this time. Meaning to say, it will not be the same as the Olaf in the movie as he wants this new version to be “as true as the ideas in the story” presented to him.

When it comes to his inspirations, Harris revealed that since he really wanted to get lost in his character and be a villainous living creature on earth, he started thinking about Wile E. Coyote and those human beings “who are just bad, delusional kind of people.”

On the other hand, the 43-year-old actor also revealed that A Series of Unfortunate Events will be pretty much loyal to the text, although “there’s divergence.” Viewers will see a number of musical numbers, and one part there will be Olaf’s The Count song.

A Series of Unfortunate Events will premiere this coming Jan. 13, Friday.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events Star Neil Patrick Harris Talks Series and Count Olaf

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