Netflix’s upcoming A Series of Unfortunate Events show has found its Violet and Klaus Baudelaire! Deadline reports that Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes are boarding the series. Weissman is best known for playing young Kara Zor-El on CBS‘ Supergirl. Louis Hynes, on the other hand, is a bit of a mystery as A Series of Unfortunate Events will be his first role. They’ll join the still-in-negotiations Neil Patrick Harris, who is set to star as Count Olaf.
A Series of Unfortunate Events will recreate the darkly humorous visual world of Violet, Klaus, and little Sunny Baudelaire, three orphans who are doggedly pursued by their distant cousin/uncle Count Olaf. The books have collectively sold more than 60 million copies and have been translated into 41 languages.
The 2004 film was directed by Brad Silberling, and starred Emily Browning and Liam Aiken as Violet and Klaus.
In addition to appearing on Supergirl, Malina Weissman played a young April O’Neil in Paramount Pictures’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She’s also set to appear in the upcoming comedy Nine Lives, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. That film, which is scheduled for release on August 5, sees two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey starring as a businessman who switches bodies with his family’s cat.
A Series of Unfortunate Events is expected to begin production this March.