Patrick Warburton Lemony Snicket

Unfortunate Events: Patrick Warburton to Play Lemony Snicket in Netflix Series

And now for some Unfortunate news…

Rules of Engagement alum Patrick Warburton has been cast in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events adaptation, playing narrator Lemony Snicket.

The eight-episode project, based on Snicket’s series of children’s books, follows the orphaned Baudelaire children — Violet, Klaus and Sunny — as they attempt to uncover the secret of their parents’ deaths, all while trying to evade the villainous Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris).

In addition to narrating the drama, Warburton — who can next be seen in NBC’s sitcom Crowded on Tuesday — will also appear on screen.