Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Lemony Snicket: 33 Misfortunes, an adaptation of the children's book series by American writer Daniel Handler, who wrote under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket. In the trailer, we see the writer Lemony Snicket himself, played by Patrick Warburton (Men in Black 2, Big Trouble). The hero stands on an empty set of the series and asks the audience not to watch the show, as the heartbreaking story of the misadventures of orphans can lead to "melancholy, emptiness and acute anguish" - this has already happened to the entire film crew, which now cannot work. Snicket warns viewers not to repeat Netflix's mistake and follow the troubles of the Baudelaire family.
All eight episodes of the first season of Lemony Snicket: 33 Misfortunes will hit Netflix on January 13, 2017. In addition to Warburton, the series star How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris, plays the role of the main villain, Count Olaf.
The administrators of the Vkontakte group dedicated to the future series have made their own version of the trailer with Russian subtitles. It can be viewed here.
The Netflix series is not the first adaptation of the books in the series: in 2004, the full-length film "Lemony Snicket: 33 Misfortunes" was released, in which Jim Carrey, Emily Browning, Meryl Streep, Billy Connolly and Jude Law played.