Fanboy heartthrob Nathan Fillion has been cast in Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events, according to a report from sandwich-themed Hollywood gossip blog The Wrap. Fillion will play Jacques Snicket, the brother of Patrick Warburton's Lemony on the Netflix show. The casting marks a reunion for Fillion with Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog castmate Neil Patrick Harris. In the 2008 web musical, Fillion played the titular Doctor's rival, Captain Hammer. It looks like the two will be at odds again in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Fillion is also known for his roles on Castle and in Joss Whedon's 2002 space Western Firefly, whose hardcore fans, known as Firebronies, have remained loyal to Fillion since that series premature cancellation, including attempting at one time to purchase the rights to the series in order to hand it over to Fillion so he could revive it.
Hopefully, Fillion's involvement doesn't spell doom for the fledgeling series, as there are still lots of books to get through on the show. Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch, and Roger Bart are all also joining A Series of Unfortunate Events for Season 2. There's no release date for the new season yet.