Patrick Warburton may not be reprising his role as The Tick in Amazon’s upcoming pilot, but he is Lemony Snicket! Or rather, he’ll be playing Lemony Snicket on Netflix’s new A Series of Unfortunate Events series.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story, which makes Warburton the second high profile cast member to join the new adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Neil Patrick Harris recently closed his deal to portray the villainous Count Olaf in the series.
Lemony Snicket is the pen name of Daniel Handler, who wrote the original novel series and is executive producing the new adaptation. Lemony Snicket is also a character within the novels, who was previously portrayed on the big screen by Jude Law (via voiceover). For the series, Lemony Snicket is said to be “the harried and troubled writer-photographer who is falsely accused of felonies and is continuously hunted by police and his enemies — including the fire-starting side of secret organization Volunteer Fire Department (VFD).”
Warburton is best known for his roles on Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement, and News Radio, as well as his voiceover roles on The Venture Bros. and Family Guy. Warburton is also slated to star in NBC’s upcoming sitcom, Crowded.
A Series of Unfortunate Events follows the orphaned siblings Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny Baudelaire as they attempt to survive Count Olaf’s attempts to steal their inheritance. The series is expected to begin filming later this year, but a premiere date has not yet been announced by Netflix.
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