Today, Deadline announced that actor Patrick Warburton has been tapped to play the author and narrator Lemony Snicket on Netflix’s upcoming A Series of Unfortunate Events reboot series. The role was originally voiced by Jude Law in the 2004 film. Warburton has been famously known for voicing Officer Joe on Family Guy as well as playing The Tick in a feature film. The series has already cast Neil Patrick Harris is the lead as Count Olaf. They also announced that upcoming actors Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes have been cast as Violet and Klaus Baudelaire.
The eight-episode series recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet (Weissman), Klaus (Hynes) and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf (Harris), as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ deaths.
A Series of Unfortunate Events will debut exclusively on Netflix