World, meet Count Olaf.

A newly released Netflix teaser for "A Series of Unfortunate Events" gives us a first look at Neil Patrick Harris' character, an evil-looking Count Olaf, who plays guardian to the orphaned Baudelaire children, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny. 

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Count Olaf (played by Jim Carrey in the 2004 film adaptation) is on a mission and will stop at nothing -- he wants these orphans' inheritances.

The 8-episode Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s books, which also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket) and Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), will be released in its entirely on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.