Millennium is a Swedish six-part television miniseries based on the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's series of the same name, that was broadcast on SVT1 from 20 March 2010 to 24 April 2010. The series was produced by Yellow Bird in cooperation with several production companies, including SVT, Nordisk Film, Film i Väst and ZDF Enterprises. The miniseries was released later in DVD and Blu-ray in the US under the name Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition.
|Also known as||Millenniumtriologin|
|Written by||Rasmus Heisterberg (Part 1–2)|
Nicolaj Arcel(Part 1–2)
Jonas Frykberg(Part 3–4)
Ulf Rydberg (Part 5–6)
|Directed by||Niels Arden Oplev (Part 1–2)|
Daniel Alfredson(Part 3–6)
|Country of origin||Sweden|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||6 x 90 min|
|Production company(s)||Yellow Bird|
Film i Väst
|Original release||20 March – 24 April 2010|
The Millennium TV miniseries is a compilation of the three Swedish film adaptations, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest with extended scenes, adding more depth in both the stories and the characters. The series was produced by Yellow Bird in cooperation with several production companies, including SVT, Nordisk Film, Film i Väst and ZDF Enterprises. At Kristallen 2010. The miniseries was divided into 6 episodes total, with each episode of the series is about 90 minutes long, making the television series about 110 minutes longer than the movies. The miniseries was broadcast on SVT1 from 20 March 2010 to 24 April 2010. The series was released on a DVD and Blu-ray boxset titled Millennium Trilogy on 11 November 2011. Music Box Home Entertainment released the English version in US on 6 December 2011 under the name Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition.
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Niels Arden Oplev||Rasmus Heisterberg and Nicolaj Arcel||20 March 2010|
|2||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Niels Arden Oplev||Rasmus Heisterberg and Nicolaj Arcel||27 March 2010|
|3||The Girl Who Played with Fire||Daniel Alfredson||Jonas Frykberg||3 April 2010|
|4||The Girl Who Played with Fire||Daniel Alfredson||Jonas Frykberg||10 April 2010|
|5||The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest||Daniel Alfredson||Ulf Rydberg||17 April 2010|
|6||The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest||Daniel Alfredson||Ulf Rydberg||24 April 2010|
This is a list of characters who appeared in the series.
|Part 1||Part 2||Part 3||Part 4||Part 5||Part 6|
|Mikael Blomkvist||Michael Nyqvist|
|Lisbeth Salander||Noomi Rapace|
|Erika Berger||Lena Endre|
|Dragan Armanskij||Michalis Koutsogiannakis||Michalis Koutsogiannakis||Michalis Koutsogiannakis|
|Christer Malm||Jacob Ericksson||Jacob Ericksson|
|"Plague"||Tomas Köhler||Tomas Köhler||Tomas Köhler|
|Malin Eriksson||Sofia Ledarp|
|Annika Giannini||Annika Hallin||Annika Hallin||Annika Hallin|
|Alexander Zalachenko||Georgi Staykov|
|Miriam Wu||Yasmine Garbi||Yasmine Garbi|
|Ronald Niedermann||Mikael Spreitz|
|Nils Bjurman||Peter Andersson|
|Holger Palmgren||Per Oscarsson||Per Oscarsson||Per Oscarsson|
|Henrik Vanger||Sven-Bertil Taube|
|Cecilia Vanger||Marika Lagercrantz|
|Martin Vanger||Peter Haber|
|Dirch Frode||Ingvar Hirdwall|
|Janne Dahlman||David Dencik|
|Gustaf Morell||Björn Granath|
|Harriet Vanger||Ewa Fröling|
|Harald Vanger||Gösta Bredefeldt|
|Isabella Vanger||Gunnel Lindblom|
|Birger Vanger||Willie Andréason|
|Otto Falk||Christian Fiedler|
|Birgit Falk||Margareta Stone|
|Enrico||Reuben Sallmander||Reuben Sallmander|
|Paolo Roberto||Paolo Roberto|
|Jan Bublanski||Johan Kylén|
|Gunnar Björk||Ralph Carlsson|
|Sonja Modig||Tanja Lorentzon|
|Rikard Ekström||Niklas Hjulström|
|Hans Faste||Magnus Krepper|
|Niklas Eriksson||Daniel Gustavsson|
|Jerker Holmberg||Donald Högberg|
|Dr. Peter Teleborian||Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl||Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl|
|Evert Gullberg||Hans Alfredson|
|Fredrik Clinton||Lennart Hjulström|
|Torsten Edklinth||Niklas Falk|
|Monica Figuerola||Mirja Turestedt|
|Georg Nyström||Rolf Degerlund|
|Birger Wadensjöö||Jacob Nordenson|
|Dr. Anders Jonasson||Aksel Morisse|
|Jonas Sandström||Johan Holmberg|
|Sonny Nieminen||Pelle Blomander|
|Hans-Åke Waltari||Nicklas Gustavsson|
Millennium won the award for "Årets TV-drama" ("TV Drama of the Year") at Kristallen 2010 The series also won the award for "Best TV Movie" at the 39th International Emmy Awards Judge Paul Pritchard of DVD Verdict praised the choice for reconfiguring the three films into an extended miniseries stating, "This change of format not only doesn't harm the material, it actually enhances it. Given the extra room to breathe, the films are both richer and a much more palatable proposition. Whether by chance or design, each of the films also has a natural break-off point, where each episode can draw to a close; this allows the viewer to take in each story in easily digestible chunks whilst ensuring they are left desperate to find out what happens next. It's also important to stress that the story still maintains its cinematic feel." Thomas Spurlin of DVD talk gave similar praise stating, "The Swedish film trilogy captures the character examination portion of the equation quite well; combining Noomi Rapace with generally well-adapted text (aside from a few character divergences and rewrites) renders a compelling cinematic exploration of the character, one similar in tone and impact to that in Larsson's text. The films aren't perfect in terms of their effectiveness as procedural thrillers or dramatic powerhouses, but the elements that they do get right elevate the content to something noteworthy."
- In PAL video, i.e. 25 fps. The HD version on Blu-ray is about 93 minutes per episode (24 fps).
- Sveriges Television - Millenniumtriologin Archived 24 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Millennium Trilogy (4-disc Blu-ray)" (in Swedish). discshop. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
- Strömbäck Horney, Karolina (3 September 2010). "Solsidan blev kvällens vinnare". Aftonbladet (in Swedish).
- "The ZDF/ZDF Enterprises co-production "Millennium" wins an International Emmy Award". ZDF Enterprises. November 22, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
- Judge Paul Pritchard (2 December 2011). "Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition DVD review". DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- Thomas Spurlin (1 June 2012). "Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition (Blu-ray) review". DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.