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“The Tick” star Patrick Warburton has been cast in a pivotal role in Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll play Lemony Snicket, the troubled writer-photographer who’s falsely accused of felonies and pursued by the police and his enemies. (Lemony Snicket is both the pen name of author Daniel Handler and the narrator of the stories.) Jude Law voiced the character in the 2004 movie.
“A Series of Unfortunate Events” recounts the story of the orphaned Baudelaire children — Violet, Klaus and Sunny — as they face one peril after another after being placed in the care of their relative Count Olaf, who’s only concern is getting his hands on their inheritance.
Neil Patrick Harris stars as Olaf, while Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes have been cast as Violet and Klaus.
Barry Sonnenfeld and “True Blood” showrunner Mark Hudis are producing the series, with Handler serving as an executive producer. Production is set to begin this month in Vancouver.