“He said specifically he was waiting very eagerly to get his hands on you.” Opening to the ominous sounds of thunder and a haunting piano melody, we get the first glimpse of feared Count Olaf (aka Neil Patrick Harris).

Netflix today dropped a first-look teaser of its upcoming original series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler), A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf (Harris) will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is executive produced byBarry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire).

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events premieres worldwide on Friday, January 13 on Netflix.

Check out the teaser above.