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Amazon Developing Series Based on Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander

May 26, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Amazon is set to bring the iconic lead character of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo back to the screen in a new television series. Variety reports that the streaming service is developing a new story using the character. While the series is currently working with the title The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, it will not re-adapt Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy of novels and instead will place her in the current setting with a new setting, new characters, and new story.

There is not currently a writer or lead actress attached to the series, which will be executive produced by Left Bank Pictures founder and CEO Andy Harries along with Rob Bullock. Amazon Studios and Left Bank will produce the series in partnership with Sony Pictures Television.

The Millennium trilogy was previously adapted into a trio of films in Sweden, directed by Niels Arden Oplev and starring Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth. David Fincher made a Hollywood adaptation of the first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, in 2011 starring Mara Rooney as Lisbeth. Finally, Claire Foy played thew character in 2018’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web which was based on the fourth book, written by David Lagercrantz after Larsson’s passing.