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A Series of Unfortunate Events 

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After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Neil Patrick Harris ...  Count Olaf 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Patrick Warburton ...  Lemony Snicket 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Malina Weissman ...  Violet Baudelaire 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Louis Hynes ...  Klaus Baudelaire 25 episodes, 2017-2019
K. Todd Freeman ...  Arthur Poe 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Presley Smith ...  Sunny Baudelaire 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Usman Ally ...  Hook-Handed Man 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Jacqueline Robbins ...  White Faced Woman #1 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Matty Cardarople ...  Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Joyce Robbins ...  White Faced Woman #2 19 episodes, 2017-2019
John DeSantis ...  Bald Man 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Lucy Punch ...  Esmé Squalor 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Dylan Kingwell ...  Quigley Quagmire / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Tara Strong ...  Sunny 11 episodes, 2017-2018
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After the Baudelaire parents die in a terrible fire, the Baudelaire orphans search for their families secrets and get them and their fortune away from the terrible grasp of the sinister Count Olaf as he moves with them between different guardians in disguise. Written by Nate Hoey

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Secrets will be revealed, one unfortunate event at a time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Aunt Josephine states that her late husband Ike looks handsome in his cowboy hat when looking at a photo. The man portraying Ike is executive producer of the series Barry Sonnenfeld who is known for wearing a cowboy hat on set. He also features in the portrait hanging in Justice Strauss' library. See more »

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In the theme song it is mentioned that the show is based on the series by Lemony Snicket. The book series was actually written by Daniel Handler. However, Lemony Snicket is his pen name, therefore the series is, actually, created by Lemony Snicket. See more »

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Count Olaf: In all honesty I prefer long-form television to the movies. It's so much more convenient
[looks at camera]
Count Olaf: to consume entertainment from the comfort of your own home.
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The opening credits are composed of a collage of records (articles, photos and videos) that chronicle the adventures of the Baudelaire children. See more »

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New to this Unfortunate Series
16 January 2017 | by jvansickle78-81-999749See all my reviews

I have never read the books....nor have I seen the Jim Carrey movie. So, when I saw this come up on Netflix, I wasn't very interested.

Then, I decided to check it out...with my kids. Wow.... I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought NPH was great...and loved the kids.

Then I decided to check out the first book on Kindle, since it was on sale. I am totally surprised how similar...almost verbatim.... the series is to the book. I think that is wonderful.

I've seen comments about CGI.... the only thing that really distracted me was some shots where they digitally put Sunny's face in. I believe that only happened in one scene.


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