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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Bill Nye Gets a Netflix Series That’ll “Save the World” — Or at Least Debunk Some Anti-Scientific Theories That Threaten It

It is a large day for nostalgic nerds with Netflix accounts: only hours after it was announced that the streaming service’s ’80s pastiche sci-fi marvel Stranger Things would be returning for a second season, they’ve revealed plans for another new series that’ll surely have appeal among a similar demographic: a talk show hosted by none other than the bow-tied Lincoln lookalike in your bulky ’90s science class Television sets — Bill Nye.

Although Nye, most known for Bill Nye the Science Guy, may be a figure quickly evocative of ’90s nostalgia, he has also become an outspoken critic and challenger of politicians and other influential figures who favor religion over science — possessing famously gone head-to-head in debate with Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham at Petersburg, Kentucky’s Creation Museum. (He also not too long ago published the book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation.) As most scientists and non-religious-zealots do, Nye has voiced frequent concern about people ignoring the facts of climate alter.

The upcoming series, titled Bill Nye Saves the World, will continue in the vein in which Nye has currently emerged as a relatable scientific voice in the previous handful of decades. Netflix’s description reveals that “each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may possibly be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of sector.”

Nye said in a statement:

Because the start off of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the planet by obtaining men and women everywhere excited about the basic suggestions in science. Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, exactly where we’ll discuss the complex scientific concerns facing us right now, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate alter. With the correct science and very good writing, we’ll do our ideal to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, possibly we’ll alter the planet a small.

The series is planned to premiere in Spring 2017.

[Via Indiewire]

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