Netflix has released a teaser of the show and also the release date. A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the book series of the same name by Daniel Handler who uses his pen name Lemony Snicket to write the books. The story follows three Baudelaire children, a baby girl, a boy and his elder sister. The children have a fortune in their name, but a certain Count Olaf (played with a patent delight by Neil Patrick Harris) would like the fortune to himself. He would never stop until he has the fortune come what may. He would kill the children if that is what it took. The devilish Count is assisted by even nastier minions.