‘Ripley’ Limited Series from Showtime Coming to Netflix Exclusively in April 2024

The limited series will now be released on Netflix in April 2024 after a long time in development and production.

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Picture: Ripley – Entertainment 360

Previously set for release on Showtime, Ripley is headed to Netflix in April 2024.

First reported by Deadline, Netflix’s acquisition of Ripley happened following the project being shopped around by Showtime’s parent company, which opted not to proceed with the project given that Showtime was about to collapse into Paramount+. It is one of several projects not moving forward at the cable network with others, including Three Women and American Gigolo.

While designed as a limited series, “there is a possibility to go beyond the first installment if it’s a hit,” according to the report.

Steven Zaillian (Moneyball, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) is behind the project, both writing and directing.

When is Ripley coming to Netflix?

With the release of the official teaser, it has now been confirmed that Ripley is coming to Netflix on April 4th, 2024.

What is the plot of Ripley?

The eight-episode limited series is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling series of novels (The Talented Mr. Ripley) with the plot following a grifter named Ripley, who is living in New York during the 1960s and is hired by a wealthy man to begin a complex life of deceit, fraud, and murder.

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Picture: Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley – Entertainment 360

Who are the cast members of Ripley?

Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Black Mirror) leads the cast as Tom Ripley, Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, The First Lady) plays Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who suspects Ripley of having darker motives beneath his affable exterior, and Johnny Flynn (Emma) as Dickie Greenleaf.

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Dakota Fanning (left), Andrew Scott (centre), and Johnny Flynn (right)

Elliot Sumner (The Gentlemen), Pasquale Esposito (Hotel Portofino), and Franco Silvestri (The Count of Monte Cristo) round out the cast.

When and where was Ripley filmed?

The project has been in development for years, first announced in September 2019. After being pushed back multiple times (due to COVID-19 in some instances), filming finally got underway on the project in July 2021 and concluded in March 2022. It was partially filmed in Italy and New York.

Endemol Shine North America and Entertainment 360 are the two production companies behind the project.

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Picture: Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley – Entertainment 360

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 Poster Rating: TV-MA
Language: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn, Dakota Fanning
Season Additions:
  • - Limited Series was added to Netflix on April 4th, 2024
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