Today, Variety announced that How I Met Your Mother and Harold & Kumar star Neil Patrick Harris will star in Netflix’s upcoming rebooted series A Series of Unfortunate Events as the evil Count Olaf. Count Olaf was made famous originally by Jim Carrey in the 2004 movie of the same name.
No other cast members have been announced yet but a search is on for unknown actors to play the Baudelaire children Violet, Klaus and Sunny. A casting call is currently out for the two older children:
VIOLET: Female, 11-14-years-old – a young, not-too-mature 14-year-old. She is self-confident, capable and smart beyond her years. She helps her brother and sister solve problems with her skills as an inventor. She is the eldest and a natural leader of the group. (SERIES REGULAR)
KLAUS: Male, 10-13-years-old. He is the middle child in the family. He’s very smart and is a voracious reader. He loves books. He is charming. (SERIES REGULAR)
Filming is expected to begin this March in Vancouver so casting should be announced very soon on the other roles.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) January 16, 2016