2015 Summer TCA - NBCUniversal Red Carpet - Day 2Legendary! Anyone who squinted at the casting of Neil Patrick Harris as dastardly Count Olaf for Netflix's adaptation of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" should be pleasantly surprised by the photo that recently leaked from set. NPH does not look anything like himself, which -- for maybe the only time in history -- is great news.

Netflix is adapting the 13 dark children's books by Daniel Handler/"Lemony Snicket" for a 13-episode run to stream ... whenever. There's no premiere date yet, but they are now filming. A photo leaked from the set, giving us a glimpse of NPH as the evil Count Olaf:


Yep, that's Olaf! It'll be interesting to see how NPH's version compares to the campy devil played by Jim Carrey in the 2004 film "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events."


Anyone who watched "Gone Girl" knows NPH can play both sweet and sinister, but we'll have to wait for the first "Unfortunate" footage to see what kind of tone they're going for in the full Netflix series.

[via: Collider]

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