Netflix has given its adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events a most fitting and most unfortunate release date. The series will debut on January 13, 2017, which is, indeed, a Friday the 13th. The streaming service dropped that news in a teaser featuring Patrick Warburton in character as Lemony Snicket, the author of the story. (In real life Lemony Snicket is the alias of one Daniel Handler).
In his pleasing, wry baritone Warburton explains: “The story of the Baudelaire orphans is so upsetting and so utterly unnerving that the entire crew is suffering from low morale, a phrase which here means currently under observation for melancholia, ennui, and acute wistfulness.” The only one still cheery sounds like it could be Neil Patrick Harris’ Count Olaf, but he remains offscreen.
The season will feature eight episodes, and the show is being executive produced by Handler and Men In Black’s Barry Sonnenfeld.