'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' series gets Netflix premiere date, teaser trailer

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Netflix announced that upcoming series "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" will hit the service Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Neil Patrick Harris stars in the series, based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). "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 (Harris) 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 Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler. The show also stars Patrick Warburton (as Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire).

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris speaks onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Host Neil Patrick Harris performs on stage for the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Host Neil Patrick Harris performs on stage for the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards held at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Host Neil Patrick Harris performs on stage with actress Anna Kendrick for the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris (R) and actor David Burtka attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Neil Patrick Harris (R) and his husband David Burtka arrive on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars February 22nd, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris (R) and David Burtka attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)
Neil Patrick Harris(R) and David Burtka arrive on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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