Following a report that has the Netflix original series renewed through season 3, the latest word has beloved television actor Nathan Fillion headed for a role in A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2. Based in part on the contemporary classic series of young adult novels written by Lemony Snicket – the erstwhile pseudonym for American novelist Daniel Handler – the show was co-developed by Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld, with an all-star cast including supporting turns from Patrick Warburton, Will Arnett, and Cobie Smulders.
Starring Neil Patrick Harris as the nefarious Count Olaf – a duplicitous villain known for donning various disguises in order to surreptitiously secure the fortune left to the Baudelaire orphans – the first season of A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix became a quick success with the popular streaming platform’s subscribers. After performing well in terms of viewership ratings – with numbers that outperformed the likes of Luke Cage – the still young show will continue for season 2 and 3 in order to cover all thirteen of the original novels, and the latest word has Fillion joining the cast.
According to Variety, none other than Nathan Fillion – of Firefly and Castle fame and acclaim – has just been added to the cast of A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2. Alongside fellow newcomers Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch, and Rogert Bart, Fillion will help to bring books five through nine to life in the Netflix original series.
After season 1 saw fit to adapt the four original novels by Snicket/Handler, season 2 will continue with a whole new slate of actors based on the characters first introduced by the best selling young adult books. Thus far, Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has done more justice to the source material than the feature length film from 2004 starring Jim Carrey did, and as such the inclusion of Fillion and other notable character actors going forward should be taken as a sign that things are developing in a positive direction as things move forward behind the scenes.
With series regulars Harris, Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, and K. Todd Freeman all returning for the show’s next two seasons, the added likes of Fillion and others should serve to catapult A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix to new heights. On that note, here’s to hoping for the very best as the series continues to develop.
A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 and 3 will debut on Netflix in the near future.