The 'Millennium' series, known to everyone else as 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' series, hasn't had much luck breaking into the English-speaking audiences.

Sure, there were three pretty OK movies made in Sweden, but the US remakes sadly never materialised as they should. David Fincher's adaptation was clearly underrated, but didn't make enough of a dent to warrant Sony giving it a sequel. Meanwhile, Fede Alvarez's soft-reboot with 'The Girl In The Spider's Web' was a wet fart of a movie.

So, what then? Well, per a report in Variety, Amazon Prime are now attempting to make good on the premise and are planning to develop a TV series that's completely separate and unrelated to the books. So far, the only thing connecting it is the character of Lisbeth Salander, and maybe the journalist character as well.

It's early days yet, and nobody has been cast nor is any director attached, but a TV series might just be the thing needed to make it work. 'Hannibal', for example, took a light and breezy inspiration from Thomas Harris' novels and whipped it into something truly unique and original.

All told, the character of Lisbeth Salander has been played by three women - Noomi Rapace, Claire Foy and Rooney Mara - so whoever steps into the heavy boots and leather jacket is going to be working to set themselves apart from those three. Our suggestion? Get a complete unknown for it, and it'll be that bit more convincing.