The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is finally making its way to streaming. According to Variety, Veena Sud, a seasoned expert in dark crime and mystery dramas, has been named as showrunner for the highly anticipated project. The series, which has been in development since May 2020, will follow a new story about Lisbeth Salander – one of the novels’ main characters.
Veena Sud, Famouse For Work On Dark Crime Thrillers Like The Killing Will Serve As Showrunner
While the exact plot details remain under wraps, Amazon MGM Studios will be the driving force behind The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, collaborating with Left Bank Pictures, a company under the Sony Pictures Television umbrella. Sud’s impressive track record crafting captivating series like The Killing and Seven Seconds makes her the ideal choice to bring the Stieg Larsson novels to life.
The Killing, adapted from the Danish show Forbrydelsen, earned critical acclaim and enjoyed a successful run, with the first three seasons airing on AMC and the fourth debuting on Netflix. It also earned a Golden Globe nomination and six Emmy nominations in 2011. Seven Seconds, inspired by the Russian film The Major, earned actress Regina King an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe nomination.
The Girl With The Dragoon Tattoo Was A Massive Success After Its 2005 Publication
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first book in the Millennium series, which consists of three novels and one posthumously published book. The novel was published in 2005 and became an international bestseller known for its gripping story and complex characters. It has been adapted into various film and television versions, including a Swedish film in 2009 and an American adaptation in 2011.
Lisbeth Salander Is The Main Character And Skilled Hacker
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo revolves around two main characters. Mikael Blomkvist is a journalist and co-owner of the magazine Millennium. He is known for his investigative skills and commitment to exposing corruption and injustice. At the begining of the novel, he is facing a legal battle after publishing an article about a corrupt industrialist.
Lisbeth Salander is the eponymous “girl with the dragon tattoo.” A brilliant but socially isolated computer hacker with a troubled past, Lisbeth has a photographic memory and an uncanny ability to uncover hidden information. She is also a victim of severe abuse and has a complex personality. The story begins with Mikael investigating the disappearance of Harriet, of the powerful Vanger family,
The Mystery Unravels
Harriet disappeared nearly 40 years ago, and her uncle, Henrik Vanger, believes that someone in the family is responsible. As Mikael delves into the investigation, he recruits Lisbeth Salander, who helps him uncover a web of family secrets and dark deeds. The story weaves together themes of corporate corruption, sexual violence, and family drama.
Author David Lagercrantz Continues The Millennium Saga
Stieg Larsson wrote the Millennium series (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest) with a profound social and political consciousness. Tragically, Larsson passed away in 2004, shortly before the books were published, so he did not live to see the massive success of his work.
The series has since been continued by author David Lagercrantz, who wrote additional books (The Girl in the Spider’s Web, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, and The Girl Who Lived Twice) featuring the characters created by Larsson. Most recently, Karin Smirnoff took over the series with The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons in 2022. The books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.