The upcoming Netflix adaptation of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" has found its key player.
Patrick Warburton will star as Lemony Snicket in the television series, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The character is a fictional, albeit bestselling, author (who in real life is Daniel Handler).
The show, which will run for eight episodes, is based on the 13-book Lemony Snicket children's series. The novels follow three orphan siblings, the Baudelaires, who are adopted by their evil uncle, Count Olaf, who wants desperately to get his hands on their inheritance. The character Lemony Snicket is the narrator of the books.
Warburton is known for playing the title role in the cult television hit "The Tick," co-starring in "Rules of Engagement," and for his role as David Puddy, Elaine Benes' hockey-loving, Christian-music-listening boyfriend on "Seinfeld."
This isn't the first adaptation of Snicket's spooky book series. A film based on the books was released in 2004, with
Netflix has found success with literary adaptations before. Their hit show "Orange Is the New Black" is based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name, and their horror series "Hemlock Grove" is an adaptation of a novel by Brian McGreevy.