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Nathan Fillion and Tony Hale Join 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'
Netflix is adding to its A Series of Unfortunate Events cast.
Nathan Fillion and Tony Hale have joined the drama's second season. The news was announced during an Emmy panel for the show held at the streamer’s FYSee space in Beverly Hills.
In addition to the Castle alum and Veep star, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch and Roger Bart will join other returning castmembers from season one, such as series stars Neil Patrick Harris, Alfre Woodard, K. Todd Freeman, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes and Presley Smith.
Two months after the eight-episode series, executive produced by Barry Sonnenfeld, premiered on Jan. 13, the streaming giant announced that the show would return for another season. A launch date for the second season, currently in production, has yet to be revealed.
Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler), the original series from Paramount Television recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus and Sunny — whose evil uncle, Count Olaf, will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance.