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When you binged Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events in 1999, did you picture the iconic villain to have the face of Neil Patrick Harris? No, you pictured this guy: 

That's not Neil Patrick Harris. It can't be. Because it's so perfectly Count Olaf. 

This is Neil Patrick Harris.

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And this is Count Olaf.

And yet, somehow, you're to believe they're the same person.

What a filthy shirt.

Netflix has apparently started production for the new series, which they reportedly signed onto in November 2014 for a projected 13 episodes. This is the first foray onto the screen for Olaf and the three Baudelaire orphans, though:

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Jim Carrey played Olaf in the 2004 film.
Jim Carrey played Olaf in the 2004 film.

Carrey's version has a respectable 72% on Rotten Tomatoes, but the new series will hopefully have a better chance at capturing details from all 13 beloved novels than did the feature film. If NPH is adding "scary villain" to his resume, does that now make him a quadruple threat?