While Netflix basks in the glow of the recent dual success of Luke Cage and the Amanda Knox documentary, the streaming giant continues to give weight to the mantra "can't stop, won't stop." On Tuesday, they debuted the brand-new teaser for their upcoming adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. It's just the latest example of Netflix's furious quest to become Hollywood's most prolific purveyor of original content.
Based on the book series by David Handler, the series will follow a group of siblings who are adopted by the sinister Count Olaf after their parents are killed in a car accident. In the film version of the popular series, Jim Carrey played the count. This time, it's Neil Patrick Harris who gets the call, while Patrick Warburton will narrate as the titular Lemony Snicket.
The teaser doesn't show much (as teasers tend to do), but it looks like we can expect the trademark gothic sensibilities that made the books such singular pieces of literature.
Near the end of the teaser, Warburton's narration—in which he tells us that show's "entire crew is suffering from low morale,”—he's interrupted by a maniacal voice that can only be NPH as Olaf. "Look away before this dire tale is even filmed,” Warburton warns.
Whether or not you heed his cryptic advice will be up to you, when Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events drops on Netflix January 13. Watch the teaser above.