Netflix has cast former How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf in their new series Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events. This is not the first time the extremely popular children's book series has been adapated for live-action. The previous attempt was a film that started Jimmy Carrey in the same role. The 2004 film did not do very well overall and never generated the interest for sequels.
The new of NPH joining the show comes at the same time, according to THR, that showrunner Mark Hudis (True Blood) is exiting. No new showrunner has been named, but Brad Silberling has been tapped to direct the series which is interesting as he directed the film adaptation.
Netflix optioned the series back in November of 2014 and gave it a straight-to-series order. No premiere date has been given.