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Netflix doesn't want you to watch 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events'

Ellie Walker-Arnott

Netflix are remaking dark and surreal children's story 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' for the streaming screen. It's the second time the strange tale has been adapted, after Jim Carrey starred in a film version in 2004.

They've bagged some familiar faces for the series. Neil Patrick Harris is playing the evil Count Olaf, while Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack, Rhys Darby and Alfre Woodard also make appearances. 

And, from the footage we've seen so far, the series looks to be entertaining, silly and stylish.

But the last thing Netflix want us to do is actually watch it. Apparently. 

'If you're interested in stories with happy endings, that story is streaming elsewhere,' warns Warburton, who plays narrator Lemony Snicket, in this brand new trailer.

'I would advise all our viewers to watch something more pleasant instead,' he adds. 

Follow Netflix's advice or watch anyway on January 13 2017, when the series lands on the streaming service. 

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