Nathan Fillion is an actor who has proved over and over again that he can tackle just about every genre of film and TV. He was a regular presence in primetime for eight years due to his role on ABC's Castle, which came to an end back in 2016. He's appeared in a handful of other projects since, but the one he just landed could turn out to be his most entertaining. Fillion will join the cast of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events for Season 2.
A Series of Unfortunate Events has cast Nathan Fillion as the brother of narrator Lemony Snicket, who is played by Patrick Warburton. Assuming that the show continues to follow the narrative of the books pretty closely, Fillion will likely play Jacques Snicket, who appears briefly in the The Vile Village. Given that Jacques is a minor character in the books, we can bet that either Fillion won't have too prominent a part to play or the show will expand the character's role. I have to imagine that everybody at Netflix would want to make the most out of a Nathan Fillion role.
The cast will have a number of additions in Season 2. The Wrap reports that Tony Hale of Arrested Development, Sara Rue of Impastor, Lucy Punch of Into the Woods, and Roger Bart of Revenge are all on board as well, although no details about their characters are yet available. Even book readers would be hard pressed to try and guess who these actors could be playing, as Season 2 is set to cover five of the thirteen novels in the saga.
Netflix is notoriously stingy when it comes to releasing ratings and viewership, so we may never know exactly how much of a hit A Series of Unfortunate Events actually is for the streaming service. It's estimated that enough people watched to turn it into the #4 most-streamed Netflix show in its opening weekend. The only shows to score better viewership in Live+3 day measurements were Fuller House in Season 1, Orange Is the New Black in Season 4, and the recent Gilmore Girls revival. Netflix celebrated the first season's success with a delightfully weird Season 2 renewal, and star Neil Patrick Harris celebrated the renewal by getting a tattoo.
No premiere date has yet been set for A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2, so we don't knew when we'll get to see Nathan Fillion's Unfortunate debut. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. If streaming is more your style, our Netflix premiere schedule will help you out.