'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Air Date & News: Neil Patrick Harris Confirms 'Most Expensive' Netflix Show Debut [VIDEO]
The anticipation for Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (ASOUE) adaptation has been brewing for months. Neil Patrick Harris, who plays Count Olaf on the show, confirmed a few things on "Live! With Kelly" recently.
As fans have speculated, the actor confirmed that "A Series of Unfortunate Events" on Netflix will tackle two books per episode, with eight episodes for its first season offering. He also said the show is Netflix's "most expensive" production to date.
Serving as guest co-host on "Live! With Kelly" Wednesday, Sept. 14, Neil Patrick Harris revealed that he's "super excited" about "A Series of Unfortunate Events" on Netflix. Citing the show as Netflix's most expensive production, the actor also said that the ASOUE series is definitely "more expanded" than the previous movie adaptation done over 10 years ago.
"It's a much darker take on the material that's been seen before," the actor told Kelly, per WBT. Nonetheless, when Kelly asked if her own children can watch it, the actor affirmed that ASOUE is actually a family show.
He further explained how "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is Netflix's first four-quadrant series, which aims to capture a market consisting of children, teenagers, the 20s and 30s, and the over 40s. "They're trying to get four different demographics to like it," he said on "Live! With Kelly," which you can watch at the end of this article.
However, as much as he's eager to share more, Neil Patrick Harris was told he's not allowed to release exclusive photos or videos just yet. "They have a plan," said the actor, referring to Netflix. "I'm sneaking nothing just by saying it's going to be fun!"
Netflix announced the production of Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" in 2014, citing that Daniel Handler, who penned the books, will have his full involvement in the production, per Deadline. In April, photos of Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf made its way on the internet. The Independent noted how his character - with its prosthetics and makeup -- looked "seriously scary."
It is expected that the first season will be released on Netflix in early 2017. Watch Neil Patrick talk about "A Series of Unfortunate Events" on "Live! With Kelly" below.