Following on from the success of All Of Us Strangers, Andrew Scott will star in the psychological thriller series Ripley, which will debut on Netflix. The first trailer for the show has now been released.
The adaptation of Patricia Highsmith was set to go ahead at Showtime but was later acquired by Netflix in a deal between the two. Ripley has been written and directed by Steven Zaillian, who previously wrote The Irishman.
The show focuses on Ripley, played by Scott, “a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York.” The narrative will follow his relationship with a rich man in Italy who has a difficult relationship with his son.
Johnny Flynn and Dakota Fanning will both star alongside Scott, with Flynn playing Dickie Greenleaf, the troubled son who falls victim to Ripley’s scheming, and Fanning playing Marge Sherwood, Dickie’s girlfriend.
Matt Damon famously played Tom Ripley in the 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley, based on Highsmith’s novel of the same name, which also starred Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett.
Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Clayton Townsend, Guymon Casady, Ben Forkner, Sharon Levy and Philipp Keel are all serving as executive producers, while the show is being co-produced by Showtime, Endemol Shine North America with Entertainment 360 and Filmrights.
Ripley is set to arrive on Netflix on April 4th later this year, with all eight episodes being made available on the streaming service at once.
Check out the trailer for Ripley below.