Amazon is developing a television series based on Steig Larrson’s popular Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series of books.
Deadline is reporting that the series character of Lisbeth Salander, the computer hacker who uses her skills to strike back at abusive men, will be the centerpiece of the new series that will “place her in today’s world – with a new setting, new characters, and a new story” according to the streaming service.
As of yet no creative team has been attached to the project.
Larrson created the character for his Millennium series of thriller novels which started with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. He authored two more novels – The Girl Who Played with Fire (2006) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (2007) – all of which were published posthumously after his death in 2004. At the time he died, he had another novel partially completed and reportedly had notes for two more installments. However, due to questions as to who owned the unfinished material, the series’ original Swedish publisher instead chose to enlist David Lagercrantzil to continue writing new installments. To date, there have been three new books – The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2015), The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (2017) and The Girl Who Lived Twice (2019).
Larrson’s original thee novels were first adapted for the big screen in Sweden in 2009 and when the films became international hits, served as a launching pad for star Noomi Rapace. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo got a Hollywood adaptation in 2011 with Rooney Mara in the role of Salander. Claire Foy took on the role for 2018’s The Girl In The Spider’s Web adaptation.