A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix

TVLine Items: Unfortunate Castings, New Steven Avery Special and More

Netflix’s upcoming Series of Unfortunate Events adaptation just found two of its (un)lucky stars.

Malina Weissman — best known for playing Young Kara on CBS’ Supergirl — and newcomer Louis Hynes have been cast as Violet and Klaus Baudelaire, our sister site Deadline reports.

Adapted from the novels by Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events tells the story of the orphaned Baudelaire children who are constantly at odds with the villainous Count Olaf as they try to uncover the truth about their parents’ death.

The long-gestating Netflix project is slated to begin filming in March.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* The Democratic presidential candidates have scheduled another debate, to air Thursday, Feb. 4, on MSNBC, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

* New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex) will guest-star on the Feb. 10 episode of Code Black, CBS announced Tuesday. Beckham will play himself, and Bridges will appear as his high school football coach, Pete Delaney.

* Fargo alum Bokeem Woodbine will co-star on The Infamous, A&E’s drama pilot about an ambitious reformed gangster who finds himself on a collision course with the LAPD detective hell-bent on taking him down. Per THR, Woodbine will play Shannon, the onetime gang member who has become a successful hip-hop producer.

* Investigation Discovery will air Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty? — a follow-up to Netflix’s Making a Murderer that will address key questions from the documentary — on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 9/8c.

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  1. Lisa says:

    Words cant even begin to express how excited i am for a series of unfortunate events. If done right, (which i have alot of hope netflix will do), it will easily be my favorite show. The storys just so perfect for television i really hope they grasp the dark nature of it all and not lean towards the film adaptations!

  2. Taylor says:

    Wow, she looks perfect for Violet! So excited for this adaptation! This book series really deserves to be done right.

  3. Yes to more Bokeem. He was excellent in Fargo. Could have been Pulp Fiction’s Samuel L. Jackson’s little brother.

  4. ted t says:

    Is A Serious of Unfortunate Events going to be a series of episodes or a movie?