Watch: Joan Cusack and Neil Patrick Harris Wear Funny Wigs and Some Undesirable Stuff Occurs in the First Complete Trailer for ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Reality is a series of unfortunate events, and so alas, the 1st trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events actually looks like even a lot more of a cute diversion than all its collective misfortunes already were to start with. This is, after all, a planet exactly where your imply uncle is Doogie Howser with a prosthetic nose, exactly where youngsters understand to do chores so as not to turn into spoiled assholes, and exactly where Joan Cusack wears this fantastic judge wig, for…she plays a judge:

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What could be so poor?

Certainly, several people who were kids in the 90s will come to this trailer hunting for anything to love or hate, and for these, like me, who skipped A Series of Unfortunate Events and for that reason are coming to it searching for absolutely nothing in certain, Joan Cusack in an amusing wig appears like a substantial takeaway.

But Neil Patrick Harris — as Count Olaf — also looks to be an enjoyably bumbling villain, and will inevitably be significantly less Jim Carrey-ish than Jim Carrey, so that is definitely anything. As noticed above, the trailer depicts some of his a lot of disguises.

We see Aasif Mandvi playing Uncle Monty, the always-excellent Alfre Woodard (most recently observed in yet another Netflix series — Luke Cage — as Mariah Dillard) playing Aunt Joesphine, Christopher Guest-normal (sadly missing from Mascots) Catherine O’Hara playing Dr. Orwell, K. Todd Freeman ushering the Baudelaire young children around at the beginning as the banker Mr. Poe, and Patrick Warburton narrating as Lemony Snicket. 

The series premieres on Netflix on January 13, with an eight-episode first season.

Watch the trailer:

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