Netflix is turning Lemony Snicket's troubling children's saga A Series Of Unfortunate Events into a new series, and they've just cast Patrick Warburton ('Puddy' from Seinfeld) to play the melancholic — a word which here means, perpetually depressing — author himself.
According to Deadline, Warburton will appear in a narrating role in the first episode, and continue to shape the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans throughout the series.
In the 2004 film, Snicket appeared as a mere silhouette and voiceover from Jude Law. No doubt Warburton's dry humor and imposing figure will add just the right touch of misery to this adaptation.
Other cast members include Neil Patrick Harris, who will play the ghastly guardian Count Olaf...
... Malina Weissman as Violet, the young inventor and eldest Baudelaire child...
... and Louis Hynes as her younger brother Klaus, the determined researcher and middle child.
No word yet on baby Sunny, but I think it's safe to say she'll be as adorable and ferocious as her literary counterpart.
Who else do you want to see join the cast of 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'?