Feast upon this tantalizing new trailer + poster for Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events

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Nov 17, 2016, 3:35 PM EST

Competing with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculair Children in the lengthy fantasy title department, here comes a new extended trailer for the Netflix original series based on the beloved Daniel Handler books, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunte Events.  In this outrageous TV outing, Neil Patrick Harris replaces Jim Carrey's feature film version of the diabolical Count Olaf, and regardless of your feelings for Harris' previous performances, the man does display some nimble comedic timing.

Here's the official synopsis:

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack, Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes.

Enter into the demented domain of Count Olaf and tell us if this oddball series fits nicely on the ambitious streaming service's creative platter.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events premieres on Netflix on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

(Via Flickering Myth)