Amazon Developing Lisbeth Salander Standalone Series

Earlier in the week it was reported by Variety that Amazon will be developing a standalone series focusing on Swedish literary heroine Lisbeth Salander best known from the Sony Pictures thrillers The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl In The Spider’s Web.

Originally, the novels from author Stieg Larsson were adapted as a trilogy of Swedish films.

The new streaming series from Amazon is said to take Salander in a new direction giving her new stories and characters to interact with, hence the “standalone” aspect. Unlike her other live-action counterparts this won’t be an adaption of existing novels.

Amazon and Left Bank Pictures will produce the series in association with Sony Pictures Television.

It sounds like the show is in very early stages as a showrunner or writers weren’t named in the report.

Lisbeth is one of the more complex female protagonists as she is an investigator, hacker, and vigilante that happens to get herself caught-up in the grim underworld of serial killers, international human trafficking, and corporate espionage.

The role has been previously played by Noomi Rapace, Rooney Mara, and Claire Foy. Mara ended up landing a Best Actress Oscar nomination for the David Fincher incarnation of Lisbeth.

Who exactly is playing her in this new version in currently unknown.

SOURCE: VARIETY

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