Netflix's Lemony Snicket Gets 'Unfortunate' Premiere Date, Teaser That Urges You to 'Look Away'

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will play out on Friday the 13th of January 2017 — though the titular author (played by Patrick Warburton) lists many reasons not to watch, in the teaser above.

Based on the best-selling novels by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris, the eight-episode series recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance.

Executive-produced by Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, the series also stars Joan Cusack (as Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire).

“If you like watching stories in which children enjoy pleasant rides in truck beds, on their way to colorful destinations where they finally solve the curious mysteries plaguing their lives… That story is streaming elsewhere,” Snicket says in a statement.