Two More Actors Cast in A Series of Unfortunate Events

The list of confirmed actors in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events series is small, but growing. We learned recently that former How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris will play the sinister Count Olaf, and now it’s been revealed that he will be joined by Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes as Violet and Klaus Baudelaire, respectively.

Malina Weissman (pictured) is a young actress best known for her role as young Kara Zor-El in CBS’s Supergirl. She also played the young April O’Neil in a flashback scene in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). Deadline reported that Louis Hynes is a newcomer who has never before appeared in a major television show or film.


A Series of Unfortunate Events is an adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s young adult series of the same name. In the series, an unlucky family of orphans is pursued by their relative (and villain) named Count Olaf as they try to unravel the mystery of their parents’ deaths and a secret organization called VFD. Filming for the series is set to begin in March in Vancouver, Canada. According to Netflix’s website, no premiere date has been set for the series yet.


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