Neil Patrick Harris

Daniel Handler, Barry Sonnenfeld and Neil Patrick Harris on the 'perfect storm' that led to Lemony Snicket on Netflix

Daniel Handler, Barry Sonnenfeld and Neil Patrick Harris on the 'perfect storm' that led to Lemony Snicket on Netflix

If you were a child, young adult or parent in the early ’00s, you were probably aware of the lushly bound, gleefully grim book series written by the improbably named Lemony Snicket, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”

Suffused with a winking, enchantingly bookish absurdity but shaded by the nightmarish villainy seen in classic fairy tales, the books followed the newly orphaned Baudelaire children as they struggled to stay ahead of their uncle, the evil Count Olaf, the talentless leader of a theater troupe hellbent on seizing their late parents’ fortune.

Published between 1999 and 2006, the books sold more than 65 million copies...

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