Showtime’s loss is Netflix’s gain.
The streaming giant has unveiled a first-look teaser for its Andrew Scott-led Ripley series.
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Originally developed by Showtime and picked up by Netflix a year ago, the series is based on Patricia Highsmith’s best-selling Tom Ripley novels. Scott (aka the “Hot Priest” from Fleabag) stars as a grifter who scrapes by in early 1960s New York and is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy in a bid to convince his vagabond son to return home. Taking the job is Tom’s first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder.
The series, co-starring Dakota Fanning, Johnny Flynn and John Malkovich, will bow April 4 on Netflix.
Showtime co-produced the series alongside Endemol Shine North America, Entertainment 360 and Filmrights. Steven Zaillian (The Night Of) serves as showrunner and exec producer alongside Garrett Basch, Clayton Townsend, Guymon Casady, Ben Forkner, Sharon Levy and Philipp Keel. Zaillian wrote and directed all eight episodes of the series.
Watch the first teaser, below.
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