Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Announces Worldwide Casting Call For Key Roles In Upcoming Netflix Original Series

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 3, 2015 /CNW/ -- The upcoming Netflix original series based on the internationally best-selling series of books, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, is seeking actors for key roles in the series.

A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes, and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death. The books have sold more than 65 million copies and have been translated into 43 languages. The epic series will be executive produced by Barry Sonnenfeld, who will also direct a number of episodes, and Daniel Handler, legal, literary and social representative for Lemony Snicket.

Producers are looking to cast the following series regular roles:

Violet -- Female, 11-14 years old. A young, not-too-mature 14-year-old. She is self-confident, capable and smart beyond her years. She helps her brother and sister solve problems with her skills as an inventor. She is the eldest and a natural leader of the group.

Klaus -- Male, 10-13 years old. He is the middle child in the family. He's very smart and is a voracious reader. He loves books. He is charming.

Auditions are open to anyone worldwide that fits the descriptions above. Those who wish to apply should visit www.lemonysnicketcasting.com and apply no later than January 15, 2016. The series is being produced by Take 5 Productions, Inc. and will shoot in Vancouver starting in early 2016. 

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For further information: Don Halcombe, Netflix PR, 310-975-8931 phone, dhalcombe@netflix.com, http://www.netflix.com

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