While in his real-life Neil Patrick Harris has done huge amounts in showing there’s no problem with gay people raising children, in Netflix’s new series based on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, he’ll be proving there are some people who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near them. We can now get our best look at him yet with a new trailer for the show.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Based on the internationally best-selling series of books, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events chronicles the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents’ untimely death in a fire. A careless oversight initially places the children in the custody of a distant relative named Count Olaf, a mysterious and devious figure who is seeking fortune by way of stealing their inheritance. After his elaborate plans are foiled and his evil intentions are revealed, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) employs a variety of outlandish disguises to situate himself in the children’s path, causing mayhem for the Baudelaire’s and their subsequent guardians. As the children manage to evade Count Olaf’s scheming attempts to steal their fortune, they pick up clues along the way about their parents’ past.’
Barry Sonnenfeld (Men In Black) is directing the first episode of the series, which is currently shooting Vancouver. It’ll debut on Netflix in January. [Read more…]