The first look on the evil Count Olaf of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" by Lemony Snicket has just been released and he is just as terrifying as he is described on the children's book. Neil Patrick Harris's portrayal as the antagonist has been very well-received based on the trailer alone.
First Look On The Horrifying Count Olaf On "A Series Of Unfortunate Events" Official Trailer
It has already been confirmed months before that Netflix will do an adaptation of the famous children's book, Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events," but only recently did the audience see a closer look on the series' antagonist, Count Olaf. This is portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris who has been well known of his portrayal of countless roles, mostly done on stage as he is a theatre actor as well. Although the actor is best known for his portrayal as a comedic Barney Stinson in the hit sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," this won't be the first time to see him in a thriller concept.
Neil Patrick Harris Praised By His Portrayal Of The Antagonist Based On The Trailer Alone
Neil Patrick Harris also appeared in the psychological thriller, "Gone Girl" but it has been reported that his role as Count Olaf would be way more terrifying than his previous portrayals. His character is described as an awful, terrifying and horrible count who will trick three orphans into taking their fortunes. As the kids try to stop Count Olaf from his tricks in taking their money, they also try to figure out how their parents have died.
Count Olaf is just as horrifying as he sounds and he seems on the trailer. He will do whatever it takes to take the fortune out of the three orphans, since he believes he could easily manipulate them as they are just kids, one an infant. This adaptation of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" by Netflix will definitely be as pleasing and appealing as the book. The Netflix series will also star Joan Cusack, Patrick Warburton and Louis Haynes, executively produced by Daniel Handler and Barry Sonnenfeld.
All eight episodes of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" will be released by Netflix on January 13, 2017.