Online Auditions for Children for an Upcoming TV Series ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

About ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

The first book of this series, written by Daniel Handler, became popular soon after its publication. The author went on to write twelve more books in the series.  After its commercial success and critical acclaim, Paramount Pictures created a movie in 2004 based off the book starring Emily Browning, Meryl Steep, Jim Carey and Jude Law.

The books have sold over 65 million copies around the world.  Now, the Paramount Pictures and Netflix are bringing these characters on the small screen for the upcoming TV Series ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’.

This series will be executive produced by Barry Sonnenfield and Daniel Handler, the writer of the novel. The story features three orphans; Sunny, Klaus, and Violet Baudelaire.  After their parents pass away, they are sent to live with the evil Count Olaf who puts them in his custody to steal their inheritance.  The three orphans try their hardest to uncover the mysteries of their parent’s death by outwitting Count Olaf at every step.

Casting Directors are Looking for Lead Child Roles

The casting team of the series is in search for the lead roles of Violet and Klaus. The casting team is on worldwide search for child actors that fit the description. The show is now in production and the team is holding online video auditions for the lead roles. The submission deadline for auditions is January 28th, 2016.  Those who are applying must remember that these are speaking roles and the characters have to be regular on the series.

Online Auditions for Child Lead Roles Filming in Vancouver

The casting directors and producers are looking for two child actors, Klaus and Violet, who have flexible schedules. Please send video auditions to the team by Thursday, 28th January, 2016.

  1. Online Auditions for Violet

The official casting team is in search of a female character from 11 to 14 years of age. She is self confident, smart and capable of doing things beyond her age. She tries her best to resolve her brother’s and sister’s problems. She is the eldest among the siblings and is the clear leader of the group.

Key Details
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 11 to 14 years of age
  • Ethnicity: Any
  • Smart
  • Self confident
  • Not too mature looking
  1. Online Auditions for Klaus

The casting producers and directors are looking for a young male character ages 10 to 13 years. He is a very avid reader and he is the most knowledgeable of the three. He is the very charming middle child of the family.

Key Details
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10 to 13 years of age
  • Ethnicity: Any
  • Voracious reader
  • Charming and attractive

The children who are interested can apply for the roles at

These auditions are for anyone worldwide. Talents have plenty of time to record their auditions and send to the team.  The deadline is Thursday, January 28th, 2016.

Leave a Casting Response

80 Casting Responses

  1. Ariana Garcia

    My daughter, Anaira Star is 8 years old. She is very smart, outgoing & has quite the personality. Her ethnicity is Puerto Rican and Dominican, but she often gets mistaken for being black and white. She has braces and is in the third grade. Please feel free to email me for pictures, etc.

  2. Vian Provins

    Is it still open/running? The deadline was 2016 some confirmation about status would be nice. I’m 14 and looking to get into film acting, I have some experience but not lots and only ever in theater. I’m Canadian, I am “White” with blond hair and blue eyes, I’m 5′ 3 please respond if this is still open/casting.

  3. arely

    saw you are looking for someone to be playing as violet i am 14 years old i am very interested

  4. Kellie Anne

    Hi I’m Kellie Hughes and I am 17 years old although im often misyaken as a middleschooler. Im 5’4″ have frizzy curly hair brown hair and brown eye. I have a muscular build for a girl and love acting more then anything in life please consider me thank you.

  5. Shiloh Hughes

    Hi my name is Shiloh Hughes and I am white,14 and 5 feet 2 inches. I would love to be in this show and I have read all the books and it would be easy to act like a good reader. I also have hazel eyes and brown hair. Thanks for the consideration. Oh, yeah and I can sing and I have acting experience.