Take Part in a Conversation with the Director and Talent of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Barry Sonnenfeld, Neil Patrick Harris, Alfre Woodard, and K. Todd Freeman – at #NetflixFYSee

Alfre Woodard as Aunt Josephine

With the month-long #NetflixFYSee celebration in full swing, Netflix continues to invite you to their upcoming event! On Friday, June 9, #NetflixFYSee is bringing its popular original, A Series of Unfortunate Events, to life featuring a conversation with renowned director, Barry Sonnenfeld and stars, Neil Patrick Harris, Alfre Woodard, and K. Todd Freeman.

Barry Sonnenfeld joins Netflix to direct A Series of Unfortunate Events
Barry Sonnenfeld joins Netflix to direct A Series of Unfortunate Events

Based on the children’s novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events, has been revived with Netflix’s own adaptation, bringing back Barry Sonnenfeld after he left the original movie version of the franchise back in 2004. With Netlix, Sonnenfeld felt that he was given free rein to do his job by not having to adhere to the stringent instruction of traditional studio showrunners. In an interview with Vulture back in January, Sonnenfeld mentioned that in this version, he could depict Lemony Snicket with more of an onscreen presence, opposed to the more narrating role Snicket had in the movie adaptation.

Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf
Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf

Sonnenfeld has described the casting of Harris, Woodard, and Freeman as completing 80% of the directing since they all seemed to “get the tone of the books intuitively.” Regarding Neil Patrick Harris specifically, Sonnenfeld further stated in an interview with Indiewire that, “Harris as Count Olaf is extraordinary…whether he’s Shirley, Count Olaf, Captain Sham, or Stephano, he’s extraordinary. He should be nominated for four different Emmy awards for each one of his roles.”

Alfre Woodard as Aunt Josephine
Alfre Woodard as Aunt Josephine

Veteran to the Emmy scene, Alfre Woodard, joins the cast as Aunt Josephine, the frightful and grammar fanatic of Lake Lachrymose. Aside from her role in A Series of Unfortunate Events, Woodard is adorned with Emmy wins for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1981), Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series (1992), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (1997), and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2003).

K. Todd Freeman as Arthur Poe
K. Todd Freeman as Arthur Poe

Tony nominated actor, K. Todd Freeman, also joins the cast as Arthur Poe, banker of the Baudelaire fortune. Come take part in the conversation this Friday night with the star-studded cast and director/EP of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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