Netflix Unveils First Ripley” Teaser, Starring Andrew Scott as the Iconic, Dangerous Tom Ripley

Netflix has revealed the first teaser for their upcoming series Ripley, led by rising star Andrew Scott (currently in Andrew Haigh’s heartbreaking All of Us Strangers) as the titular Tom Ripley, a grifter in 1960s New York who’s tapped by a rich man to head to Italy to retrieve his wayward son. This leads Ripley, a talented cipher with flexible morals, into a world of wealth and privilege that’s all too ripe for his specific skill set.

The name Tom Ripley should probably ring a bell—he’s the killer chameleon invented by novelist Patricia Highsmith in her Tom Ripley novels and was memorably played by Matt Damon in Anthony Minghella’s excellent 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley—an irresistibly conniving character that Scott has no doubt sunk his teeth into.

Joining Scott in the cast is Dakota Fanning as Marge Sherwood and Johnny Flynn as Dickie Greenleaf, played, respectively, by Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law in Minghella’s film. The new series comes from writer/director Steven Zaillian (The Night Of), who serves as showrunner and executive producer, and who wrote and directed all eight episodes.

The teaser reveals a black-and-white noir vibe and shots of the stunning Italian coast as Ripley is plunged into a world of intrigue and, eventually, a whole lot worse as he heads to Italy to retrieve the vagabond son.

Check out the teaser below. Ripley arrives on Netflix on April 4:

Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix: Tom Ripley, a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son to return home. Tom’s acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder. The limited series drama is based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling Tom Ripley novels.

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Featured image: Ripley. Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley in Ripley Cr. Netflix © 2023


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