Amazon makes series after “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

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A new Lisbeth Salander will land somewhere in the future on Amazon: the network is developing a series project built around the iconic character from the Millennium series, created by Stieg Larsson.

Amazon is preparing a series after “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, Variety announces. The production will be inspired by the books of Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, but “will transpose the beloved character Lisbeth Salander into today’s world – with other coordinates, new characters and a story that resonates with fans of the original and delights another generation”.

When the first book in the Millennium series was published in 2005, one year after the death of Swedish writer Stieg Larsson (1954–2004), the psychological thriller “Men Who Hate Women” (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), has become a literary phenomenon, with record sales worldwide. In the story, journalist Mikael Blomkvist teams up with Lisbeth Salander, an unusual young woman, an exceptional hacker (who herself hides a painful secret), to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old disappearance.

Later, two other books in the series were published, with the same main characters, “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Castle in the Clouds Crumbled”, finished by the late Stieg Larsson before his death. Then, the Swedish publishing house that published the books chose the journalist David Lagercrantz to continue the series, and he wrote three more books: “Prisoner in the spider’s web”, “Tooth for a tooth” and “The girl who had to die” (the last of appeared in 2019).

On the big screens, the Swedes screened the first three books, in a series that made the actress Noomi Rapace famous in the world (photo, 2009). Then, David Fincher directed the American version of the first book, in 2011, with Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig as protagonists. And in 2018, Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander in “Prisoner in the Spider’s web”, the screening of the first book in the series by David Lagercrantz.

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