Last year, Netflix released the first season of its adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The show was well received upon its debut and many fans praised Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of the evil Count Olaf. The second season was released earlier this year in March and the third and final series is set to be released next year.
Neil Patrick Harris has revealed that the final series has finished filming and stated on Twitter that he’ll miss playing the wildly eccentric Count. “Can’t believe that tomorrow is my last day as Count Olaf,” he wrote. “For over two years I’ve gotten to play in the most creative, visual, challenging, fantastical sandbox of my career. I’m super proud and will miss it greatly.”
Can’t believe that tomorrow is my last day as Count Olaf. For over two years I’ve gotten to play in the most creative, visual, challenging, fantastical sandbox of my career. I’m super proud, and will miss it greatly. @Unfortunate pic.twitter.com/m8WnA8zPRm
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) May 7, 2018
The final season will cover the last four books in Snicket’s series, The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, and The End. It will see the Baudelaire children travel to the bottom of the ocean, the top of a mountain, and to an island cult.
No doubt the release of series three will be bittersweet for fans of the books and the show, but it looks like Netflix wants to see its adaptation remain true to the books and not outstay its welcome.
We saw the teaser trailer in March and it didn’t give much away, however this latest trailer is VERY exciting. In it we get to see and hear the characters many of us fell in love with from Pullman’s books including the main protagonist Lyra Belacqua who is played by Dafne Keen and the wonderful James McAvoy who will play Lord Asriel. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins) is set to play the Texan aeronaut Lee Scoresby, while James Cosmo and Lucian Msamati play as Farder Coram and John Faa respectively.
Any fan of the book series will be pleased to see far more detail from the book included in the television series, as opposed to the movie The Golden Compass, which left out chunks of the story and never managed to make enough at the box office to carry on the movie franchise.
8 intense episodes will run over 2 seasons, and a date has yet to be announced for its release. We do know, however, that it will premiere in the USA by the end of 2019.
We will let you know more details as we have them- meanwhile check out the trailer below!
Nancy will be solving crimes in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay in Maine after her mother’s death threatens to derail her crime fighting. But when a socialite is murdered in town, Nancy and her friends get together to clear their name, and solve the crime.
The new adaptation will be created for Netflix by Solvan “Slick” Naim, and produced by Will Smith. The adaptation is being billed as a contemporary musical film and will be set in the hustle and bustle of the streets of New York.
Other stars have already been announced but the actor playing the main character was kept quiet. Screenwriter Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) has since announced to the BBC that Guy Pearce will play Ebenezer Scrooge alongside Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), Stephen Graham (Line of Duty) and Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders).
Andy Serkis will play Ghost of Christmas Past and Rutger Hauer (Bladerunner) is the Ghost of Christmas Future, while The Ghost of Christmas Present is yet to be announced.