Watch the first teaser for A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events NetflixThe first teaser for the Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has been released, also announcing the series’ premiere date.

Patrick Warburton, who will be playing author Lemony Snicket, walks around an empty set of the Netflix series and comments about how the crew is “currently under medical observation” because of the depressing nature of the new show they are working on. He warns us, the audience, to look away “before this dire tale is even filmed.” He hopes that by doing so we can “avoid the cruel whimsy and whimsical cruelty of what’s to come.”

The show, of course, is a television adaptation of the book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, which chronicles the tragic fates of the three Baudelaire orphans and their struggles with the evil Count Olaf, who is after their inheritance.

As previously reported, Neil Patrick Harris will star as Olaf and the trailer includes a clever vocal cameo from him. A Series of Unfortunate Events comprised of 13 novels written by Daniel Handler under the pen name Lemony Snicket, IGN reports. The first three books were adapted to the big screen in 2004 with Jim Carrey as Count Olaf.

In addition to Warburton and Harris, Joan Cusack stars as Justice Strauss, Malina Weissman plays Violet Baudelaire and Louis Hynes plays Klaus Baudelaire. No news yet on who will play the youngest Baudelaire, Sunny.

A Series of Unfortunate Events will premiere on January 13, 2017.

Check out the teaser below: