New writer hired to continue 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' book series

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The Swedish publisher of the popular book trilogy The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has reportedly hired another author to write a sequel to the series penned by Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004.

Norstedts announced it signed David Lagercrantz to write the new series which will feature the characters of journalist Mikael Blomqvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander. Lagercrantz was the ghostwriter of I am Zlatan Ibrahimović, the autobiography of the Swedish football player. Eva Gedin, head of publishing at Norstedts, told Variety that the new series would not take anything from the original other than the characters — the storyline will continue where the third book in the trilogy left off, but with a completely new plot. The new books will also not include any of the work Larsson wrote for the fourth book that he didn't finish before he died.

The new books will not include any of Larsson's unpublished fourth novel

With the original book series, two film adaptations of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and now these upcoming books, Norstedts is betting readers and viewers will continue to love Mikael, Lisbeth, and their action-packed storylines even without Larsson's words to back them up. There's currently no word if the films will follow the sequel series, but Sony Pictures Entertainment is hoping to release the original's follow-up, The Girl Who Played With Fire, in 2015.

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