Neil Patrick Harris Live Show ‘Best Time Ever’ Canceled: Cast in Netflix ‘Unfortunate Events'?
Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris was born to be on the stage. The actor who won the 2014 Tony Award for his role as the titular lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch has hosted the ceremonies on severl occasions. In fact, he is such a good live performer that he even won a few Emmys for hosting the Tonys. Why he didn’t win a Tony for hosting the Emmys is still a mystery. However, Neil’s live NBC variety series, The Best Time Ever has been canceled. Fortunately for NPH fans, Neil might soon be coming Netflix in Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events. The Hollywood Reporter is suggesting that Harris is being looked at for the role of Count Olaf, the character played by Jim Carey in the film of the same name. However, it is unknown if Neil is up for this role or the story's narrator (of sorts) Lemony Snicket.
It was recently announced that Neil Patrick Harris’ Best Time Ever was canceled after low ratings in the first season.
NBC’s president of late-night and alternative programming,Paul Telegdy, recently spoke to Variety about the cancellation of Best Time Ever and how it won’t keep them out of the Neil Patrick Harris business:
“We are extremely proud of the work Neil and the producers did on ‘Best Time Ever. People rewarded us for taking the risk of trying something different. It was an incredibly complicated and sophisticated form of television to put on a live show on a weekly basis. We’re proud of Neil for giving it his all and we have steely resolve to work together on something new.”
While NBC is trying to find something new for Neil we might have to rely on Netflix for our NPH fix.
Hopefully, Neil will grace the Great White Way soon enough in addition to maintaining a lucrative film and TV career.© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.