Today Netflix announced that its adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will premiere on Jan. 13, 2017.
The adaptation — based on the author’s series of dark and depressing young adult novels — has been in production over the past year. Netflix has teased images from the series over the last couple of months, but released the first official teaser trailer for the show today.
Although the trailer doesn’t show off much, it does give us a look at the iconic narrator that appears in all 13 novels, Lemony Snicket, who solemnly recounts the story of the poor Baudelaire orphans: Violet, Klaus and Sunny. There aren’t any glimpses of the three children in the trailer, nor is there any footage of their evil uncle, Count Olaf. The series follows the three orphans as they run from one sanctuary to the next, trying to out-maneuver Count Olaf and figure out what lead to their parents’ mysterious death.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events stars Patrick Warburton as the narrator Snicket and Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf.