Earlier this year, Netflix premiered the TV debut of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to a good deal of critical acclaim. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the streaming provider has renewed the Neil Patrick Harris family comedy-drama for a second season, which will reportedly introduce a number of new casting additions.
According to Variety, Netflix has confirmed the addition of five new cast members for A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2, including most notably, Nathan Fillion. The Castle star will join the Netflix show’s ensemble cast comprising of Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, and K Todd Freeman. Of course, Fillion and the show’s lead star Harris previously starred alongside each other in the 2008 series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events follows the unfortunate tale of the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, who find themselves hounded by Harris’ character Count Olaf, who will seemingly stop at nothing in his bid to get his hands on their inheritance.
Fillion isn’t the only new cast member joining A Series of Unfortunate Events for its second season, however. He’ll be joined by Veep star Tony Hale, who has won a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in the HBO political comedy. Meanwhile, other new casting additions will include Popular’s Sara Rue, Into the Wood’s Lucy Punch, and Desperate Housewives’ Roger Bart. That said, there’s no confirmation as to what characters from the novel series each of the new cast members will play, and Netflix is unlikely to make that confirmation ahead of the season’s release next year.
There’s certainly some interesting characters from the A Series of Unfortunate Events source material that Fillion, Hale, and the other new casting additions could play in the upcoming season.
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According to Digital Spy, following the success of A Series of Unfortunate Events’ first season on Netflix earlier this year, the streaming provider was quick to renew the quirky comedy-drama for both a second and third season. What’s more, it remains likely that A Series of Unfortunate Events will be given even further seasons considering its success.
Exactly when A Series of Unfortunate Events will return for its second season remains to be seen. However, it’s expected to be early next year considering the release of the first season came in January this year. At the same time, filming is already underway for the new season, with star Neil Patrick Harris sharing photos on Instagram to prove it. It’s expected that Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, and K Todd Freeman will all also return for the show’s second and third seasons on Netflix.
Nathan Fillion, who is best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle, has recently made a number of television appearances. In 2016, he picked up a recurring role as Haley’s (Sarah Hyland) love interest Rainer Shine on the ABC comedy Modern Family. At the same time, he’s made recent appearances in Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Netflix’s own Santa Clarita Diet. Fillion will also star in the upcoming season of the critically acclaimed animated comedy Rick & Morty in a voice acting capacity.
A Series of Unfortunate Events is expected to return to Netflix for its second season in early 2018, with a third season confirmed for the year after.
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