Ripley will not air on Showtime after all. The new drama series starring Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn, and Dakota Fanning is moving over to Netflix. Steven Zaillian (The Night Of) is behind the limited series which is based on the Tom Ripley novels by Patricia Highsmith.
The novels were previously adapted as the Purple Moon movie in 1960, starring Alain Delon. More recently, in 1999 as The Talented Mr. Ripley, starring Matt Damon with Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Ripley TV series is in the early stages of post-production and eight episodes have been filmed. The series is expected to be released in late 2023 or early 2024.
The series is set for a limited run, but it could be expanded to more seasons if it is successful, per Deadline. The following was revealed about the plot of the series:
Ripley follows Tom Ripley (Scott), a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, who is hired by a wealthy man to try to convince his vagabond son, Dickie Greenleaf (Flynn), who is living a comfortable, trust-funded ex-pat life in Italy, to return home. Tom’s acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder. Fanning plays Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who suspects darker motives underlie Tom’s affability.
A premiere date for the now Netflix series will be announced later.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Ripley once it arrives on Netflix? Have you watched the movies?
Interesting info, looking forward to the series, although you should have also mentioned the Wim Wenders movie The American Friend, with Bruno Ganz and Dennis Hopper as Ripley. An excellent movie