| Season 1|
|8 episodes comprising 4 stories|
|starting with "The Bad Beginning|
|Regular characters:||Violet Baudelaire|
|Main enemy:||Count Olaf, Count Olaf's associates|
|Executive producer(s):||Cindy Holland|
|Producer(s):||Neil Patrick Harris|
|Release date:||January 13, 2017|
|Typical episode length:||50'-60'|
|Theme music:||"Look Away"|
It was the first on-screen adaptation of the book series since 2004's Paramount film.
- Lemony Snicket - Patrick Warburton
- Count Olaf - Neil Patrick Harris
- Violet Baudelaire - Malina Weissman
- Klaus Baudelaire - Louis Hynes
- Sunny Baudelaire - Presley Smith / Tara Strong (voice)
- Arthur Poe - K. Todd Freeman
- Jacquelyn - Sara Canning
- Mother - Cobie Smulders
- Father - Will Arnett
- Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender - Matty Cardarople
- Bald Man - John DeSantis
- Hook-Handed Man - Usman Ally
- White Faced Woman #1 - Jacqueline Robbins
- White Faced Woman #2 - Joyce Robbins
- Eleanora Poe - Cleo King
A Bad Beginning
- Justice Strauss - Joan Cusack
- Albert Poe - Jack Forrester
- Edgar Poe - Kaniel Jacob-Cross
- Gustav - Luke Camilleri
The Reptile Room
The Wide Window
The Miserable Mill
- Sir - Don Johnson
- Charles - Rhys Darby
- Dr. Orwell - Catherine O'Hara
- Quigley and Duncan Quagmire - Dylan Kingwell
- Isadora Quagmire - Avi Lake
- Phil - Chris Gauthier
Handler and Sonnenfeld were originally supposed to work together on the 2004 film, but neither, in the end, was involved with the final product. Sonnenfeld was booted from the project as director, and Handler's screenplay was thrown out, as well. Many elements of season 1 were inspired by ideas they had when planning the original draft for the film.
They were joined by John Weber and Frank Siracusa, also executive producers, as well as two co-executive producers: Rose Lam and Emily Fox. Neil Patrick Harris was credited as a producer on the series, as well.
While Daniel Handler, writer and creator of the A Series of Unfortunate Events book series, penned the majority of the episodes in this season, he was also joined by Emily Fox, Joe Tracz and Tatiana Suarez-Pico in the writer's room, each of which was credited for one individual episode.
It was not always the case, in this season, that parts one and two of the same story were penned by the same writer. Since each writer besides Daniel Handler did only one episode, "The Reptile Room" was shared by Fox and Handler, and "The Miserable Mill" was split between Tracz and Suarez-Pico.
Barry Sonnenfeld, also serving as executive producer with Daniel Handler, worked with Handler as director on the majority of his episodes, which is to say "The Bad Beginning" and "The Wide Window". Mark Palansky directed both parts of "The Reptile Room", while Bo Welch directed the season finale, parts one and two of "The Miserable Mill".
|1|| "The Bad Beginning:|
|Daniel Handler||Barry Sonnenfeld||Introduction of the Baudelaire children, Mr. Poe and Count Olaf. Debut of Mr. and Mrs. Quagmire, and destruction of the Baudelaire Mansion.||The Bad Beginning|
|2|| "The Bad Beginning:|
|Daniel Handler||Barry Sonnenfeld||Introduction of Jacquelyn. Count Olaf tries to marry Violet. The Baudelaires are taken out of Count Olaf's "care".|
|3|| "The Reptile Room:|
|Daniel Handler||Mark Palansky||Introduction of Uncle Monty.||The Reptile Room|
|4|| "The Reptile Room:|
|Emily Fox||Mark Palansky||Death of Uncle Monty. Count Olaf steals Klaus' spyglass, and Jacquelyn vows to retrieve it for them.|
|5|| "The Wide Window:|
|Daniel Handler||Barry Sonnenfeld||Introduction of Aunt Josephine.||The Wide Window|
|6|| "The Wide Window:|
|Daniel Handler||Barry Sonnenfeld||Death of Aunt Josephine. First appearance of Lucky Smells Lumbermill.|
|7|| "The Miserable Mill:|
|Joe Tracz||Bo Welch||Introduction of Sir and Charles, and Dr. Orwell. First appearance of the Quagmire triplets.||The Miserable Mill|
|8|| "The Miserable Mill:|
|Tatiana Suarez-Pico||Bo Welch||Death of Dr. Orwell. Lucky Smells is closed down. The Quagmire Mansion is destroyed. First appearance of Prufrock Preparatory School, and the Baudelaires have their spyglass returned.|
Behind the scenes
The Bad Beginning
The Reptile Room
The Wide Window
The Miserable Mill
- ↑ Blumenfeld, Zach (January 20, 2017). A Series of Unfortunate Events Author Daniel Handler on Bringing the Baudelaire Orphans' Miserable World to Netflix. Paste. Retrieved on February 3, 2017.
- ↑ Davis, Brandon (March 14, 2016). Neil Patrick Harris Closes Deal To Star In Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events. ComicBook.com. Retrieved on February 4, 2017.
- ↑ Smith, Sophia (August 10, 2016). A Series of Unfortunate Events Premiere Date and Casting: Confirmed and Rumored Casting; Filming Concluded. Crossmap. Retrieved on February 4, 2017.
- ↑ Production List. DGC BC (24 February 2017). Retrieved on 25 February 2017.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Title cards for the first two episodes name them A Bad Beginning, rather than the title listed on the Netflix website itself: which is, The Bad Beginning.