Amazon to Spinoff ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ with Original Lisbeth Salander TV Series

Lisbeth Salander is taking a break from the big screen and planning a move to television in a new original series centered around the breakout character from Stieg Larsson’s Millennium book trilogy (via Variety).

The literary franchise includes “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire,” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.” The original series is being set up at Amazon under the title “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” but the show will not be an adaptation of the Larsson novel and will “instead take Salander and place her in today’s world with a wholly new setting, new characters, and a new story.”The “Dragon Tattoo” Amazon series is being produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

Left Bank Pictures founder and CEO Andy Harries will executive produce alongside Rob Bullock.

Larsson’s book series has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.

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