Deadline has announced that Netflix’s upcoming A Series of Unfortunate Events has found their Violet and Klaus
Earlier this month, we got the announcement of Neil Patrick Harris being cast as Count Olaf, and we now receive word that Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes have been cast to play the two main young protagonists, Violet and Klaus Baudelaire, respectively, for the upcoming Netflix program A Series of Unfortunate Events. The show is based off the 13-book series of the same name, written by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket.
Emily Browning played the female character Violet while Liam Aiken played the male character Klaus in the 2004 film version, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Malina already has a recurring role in CBS’ Supergirl as the younger version of Kara, and made her feature film debut as young April in the 2014 live-action movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This will be Louis’ first role.
Narrated by Snicket, A Series Of Unfortunate Events recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ deaths. Violet, the self-confident, capable and smart-beyond-her-years eldest sibling, helps her brother and sister solve problems with her skills as an inventor. Klaus is the middle child who loves books.
Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black franchise), who was executive producer for the film version, is signed on to direct the show, which is set to go into production in Vancouver, Canada around March.