'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Cast Patrick Warburton, Confirms Neil Patrick Harris' Role

Warburton is set to portray the key character Lemony Snicket while Harris is signed to play the villainous Uncle Olaf on the Netflix series.

AceShowbiz - Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is moving forward fast this week. "Seinfeld" star Patrick Warburton is announced as the actor to play Lemony Snicket at the same time Neil Patrick Harris is confirmed joining the series as Uncle Olaf.

Warburton's key character is described as "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)."

Meanwhile, Harris' Olaf is the evil uncle of three orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, who has designs on their family fortune. Malina Weissman and Louis Hyne play Violet and Klaus respectively. Harris' casting was first reported in January but his role was yet confirmed at that time.

Barry Sonnenfeld is directing the straight-to-series drama and executive producing with Daniel Handler, the author of the books who uses the pen name Lemony Snicket.

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