Ripley

There are plenty of big TV series coming our way in 2024, and one that we’re really excited to see is Netflix’s upcoming miniseries Ripley, a new adaptation of the classic Patricia Highsmith novel The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Fleabag and All of Us Strangers star Andrew Scott is set to step into the shoes of the enigmatic and cunning protagonist Tom Ripley and brings the setting into 1960s New York. Johnny Flynn (The Lovers) and Dakota Fanning (The First Lady) will star opposite him as the rich Dickie Greenleaf and his friend Marge Sherwood.

What is Ripley about?

Ripley

You might have seen The Talented Mr Ripley’s most famous previous adaptation, released in 1999 and starring Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwenyth Paltrow as the main trio. While that one was set in the late 1950s, this new version is set in the 60s, with Andrew Scott succeeding Damon as Ripley, a man who is talented as a con artist, though he isn’t particularly financially successful. Skilled at deception and pretending to be a different person, he meets a wealthy man in New York who coaxes him into befriending the man’s son to convince him to come back to the US from Italy.

Said son is Dickie Greenwood, who’s content in spending his time living leisurely abroad, alongside his friend Marge. Marge in particular is quietly concerned that Tom has sinister motives and a dark past, but the three begin to bond as they spend time together. Tom finds himself in a world very different to what he’s used to, and things begin to descend into a web of lies, murder and fraud.

Who’s in the cast

Scott feels like a natural fit for Highsmith’s most famous character, given his villainous roles in Sherlock and Spectre, and fans of the Ripley novels will no doubt be excited to see what he does with it.

Flynn follows in the footsteps of Jude Law as Dickie, with Fanning playing Marge, previously played by Gwenyth Paltrow- and you can always expect them to always be stylish dressed. Eliot Sumner will also have a role in the series in a yet-to-be-announced role.

When is it out?

Ripley premieres on Netflix in the UK on Friday 4th April, 2024.

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