Get Out star Allison Williams has joined Season 2 of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. After a 2004 film adaptation of the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events novels by Lemony Snicket (aka. Daniel Handler) received a tepid reception from fans and casual audiences alike, Netflix brought the franchise back in a much more faithful TV show rendering. Starring a hammy and dedicated Neal Patrick Harris as the murderous Count Olaf, this new version of the Baudelaire siblings' trials and tribulations has pleased fans and critics alike.
A new season 2 trailer teased the next batch of difficulties in store for Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and Sunny (Presley Smith) Baudelaire, who lost their parents in a mysterious fire and spent the first season dodging a series of catastrophes orchestrated by their uncle Count Olaf, whose relentless pursuit of their fortune appears to have reached a new stage of sociopathy. The new trailer hinted that the Baudelaire children will learn startling new facts about their parents' death and offered glimpses of some of the new faces set to join the show in season 2, including Nathan Fillion and Arrested Development's Tony Hale.
One new addition to the cast was not featured in the trailer, however. Variety reports that Get Out star Allison Williams has also joined the cast for season 2. There are no details on Williams' role, but evidently she will also appear in the show's third and final season. A Series of Unfortunate Events' official Twitter account also welcomed Williams to the fold, albeit with a bit of a warning. See below:
— A Series of Unfortunate Events (@Unfortunate) March 20, 2018
The tone of the tweet seems to indicate that Williams will be playing some kind of ally to the Baudelaire children. While the show has taken its liberties with the source material, so far it has proven to be quite faithful to the books. With the first season adapting one book in the series every two episodes, we can expect next season to cover roughly the same amount of material. This gives us any number of potential Baudelaire allies which have yet to be introduced, but a strong contender is the character Kit Snicket, the twin sister of the books' narrator Lemony Snicket and a recurring ally for the children in the later novels.
While Allison Williams was a chilling highlight of Get Out in her villainous role, she was already quasi-iconic (for a certain generation) for her role as Marnie on HBO's Girls. Fans have seen her in more lighthearted roles on shows like The Mindy Project and The League, and given how convincing Williams was in Get Out - truly selling some wild plot and character elements - she seems like an oddly perfect fit for the dark, absurdist Lemony Snicky universe.
A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 premieres Friday, March 30 on Netflix.