The long wait is over, Lemony Snicket fans! This past Easter weekend, Season 2 of the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events globally premiered.
The 10-episode season, based on the internationally best-selling novels by Daniel Handler, recounts the tragic story of the Baudelaire Orphans- Violet, Klaus and Sunny, and their incredible encounters with the mischevous Count Olaf. Outsmarting his many plans and disguises, the young siblings discover clues about their parents mysterious death and links to a top secret organization.
The new season plunges deeper into the epic world of this darkly, comedic mystery starring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf. Returning cast members include Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith and Patrick Warburton, among others. A number of additions have also been to the cast this season including Nathan Fillion, Sara Rue, Tony Hale, David Alan Grier, Allison Williams to name a few.
At WonderCon: Anaheim Comic Con 2018, MUSE got a chance to talk with Fillion about his new role in the series.
“I am one of the members of the Secret Society. I am Lemony Snicket’s brother,” said Fillion in an interview.
He continued explaining the difference in his character, Jacque Snicket, compared to that of his brother. Whereas Lemony Snicket tells the Baudelaire’s tale in a somber, melancholic tone, Jacque’s character possesses a more upbeat presence in his appearance in the series.
“He is what you want the storybook hero to be…he’s the heroic guy,” said Fillion.
The actor also discussed working with Dr. Horrible nemesis, Neil Patrick Harris, once again and what kind of on-screen relationship fans could expect to see from the two in the new series. The two teamed up for a three-part musical web series back in 2008 called Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, which built a relationship between the two actors. A very strong relationship in fact, that Harris actually played a big proponent in Fillion’s casting on the series.
“I was very much looking forward to working with Neil Patrick Harris and we are once again in roles we are more than comfortable playing, which is enemies” said Fillion.
For the full audio-interview, listen below. A Series of Unfortunate of Events is available to stream now on Netflix.