If you've just finished watching All of Us Strangers and are looking for some more Andrew Scott in your life, then you're in luck – his new series Ripley is just around the corner.

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Scott, who is also known for starring in shows such as Sherlock and Fleabag, will play Tom Ripley, in a new eight-episode limited series adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels, starting with The Talented Mr Ripley.

That novel was previously adapted into a film starring Matt Damon as Ripley, with co-stars including Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

For fans anxious to see the new take on the novel, Netflix has just released a brand new look at Andrew Scott in character, which you can feast your eyes on right here.

So, what can we expect from this all-new black-and-white Netflix series?

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Ripley on Netflix release date and time

Ripley will be released on Netflix on Thursday 4th April 2024 at 8am GMT.

The series will consist of eight episodes which will all be released at once.

The show has been conceived as a limited series but it remains to be seen whether there will be a follow-up.

Ripley cast

Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley sat on stone stairs reading a newspaper in RIPLEY.
Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley in Ripley. Lorenzo Sisti/NETFLIX.

The following cast members have been confirmed for Netflix's Ripley.

  • Andrew Scott as Thomas "Tom" Ripley
  • Dakota Fanning as Marge Sherwood
  • Johnny Flynn as Richard "Dickie" Greenleaf
  • Eliot Summer as TBC
  • John Malkovich as TBC

Olivier-winning actor Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Fleabag, All of Us Strangers) stars as the titular con artist Tom Ripley in the eight-episode limited series.

Meanwhile, Emma star Johnny Flynn portrays the rich and charming playboy Dickie Greenleaf who opens Ripley up to a rich new world but becomes the subject of obsession, while Dakota Fanning portrays Dickie's wealthy partner Marge Sherwood.

The series also features Eliot Summer and the legendary John Malkovich but their roles have currently not been confirmed.

Ripley trailer

A trailer for the upcoming Netflix series was released on Monday 22nd January 2024.

The footage shows off the stunning black-and-white visuals of the series and also gives us an idea of the glamorous locales on offer in the series.

What is the plot of Ripley on Netflix?

Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley in a white shirt leant against a terrace overlooking a large expanse in a black-and-white image in Ripley.
Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley in Ripley. Netflix

The official synopsis from Netflix reads: "Tom Ripley (Andrew Scott), 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."

It continues: "Tom's acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder.

"The drama is based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling Tom Ripley novels."

Given that Highsmith wrote a series of Ripley novels, it remains to be seen how many the show will encompass but we know for certain that this includes the first volume, The Talented Mr Ripley.

Ripley will arrive on Netflix on Thursday 4th April. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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