Calling all pierced and tattooed tough girls: Amazon Studios is looking for YOU! Variety reports the conglomerate wants to make a TV series out of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo books, technically titled the “Millennium Series” though no one calls it that.
Lisbeth Salander (the one with the dragon-themed ink) is one of the few 21st century literary figures to reach iconic status, as well as solidify the popular interpretation of a hacker as a punk-dressed, heavily tattooed person. She was created by Steig Larsson and her first adventure was published in 2005. Larsson would go on to write two more books before suddenly dying. That, however, didn’t stop his publisher from continuing the series under different writers.
There are now six books in the Millennium series: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, and The Girl Who Lived Twice — the latter of which came out last year. Reportedly, the new series will be its own adaptation and will not follow any of these books.
Despite only existing for 15 years, Lisbeth Salander has gone through three actresses. Noomi Rapace originally played her in the Swedish adaption of the original trilogy. When a US studio took a chance at adapting Book 1, Rooney Mara got the job. That film flopped in 2011, but a second adaption went up onto screens in 2018 (and it also flopped), with Claire Foy playing the title character.
Now the question is just who will play Lisbeth this time (we think Ruby Rose is available now).