Netflix has finally started production on its series based on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and we’ve finally got a first look at actor Neil Patrick Harris in full make-up as Count Olaf.

The series is filming in Vancouver, where Van City Buzz caught a glimpse of the former How I Met Your Mother star wearing the memorable Olaf coif (hey, that rhymed). It’s a look reminiscent of Jim Carrey’s version of the character in the 2004 Unfortunate Events film.



The report suggests Harris was filming a scene where Olaf buys a new disguise. The photos showed some other characters, who also didn’t look particularly friendly.


A Series of Unfortunate Events will also star Malina Weissman as Violet, Louis Hynes as Klaus and Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket. The new show is based on the 13-book series by Daniel Handler under the Snicket pseudonym.



A Series of Unfortunate Events will be available for streaming on Netflix in August.