Who is RIPLEY? – Unraveling the Enigma of Tom Ripley in Netflix’s Latest Thrilling Drama Series

Netflix's Ripley is set to explore the depths of deceit and ambition through the captivating character of Tom Ripley

Netflix is set to unveil the intriguing world of Tom Ripley, a character shrouded in mystery and complexity, in its upcoming drama series Ripley, premiering on April 4, 2024. This captivating series, based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling Tom Ripley novels, promises to take viewers on a thrilling journey through the life of one of literature’s most enigmatic figures.

The Intriguing World of Tom Ripley

Set in the early 1960s in New York, the series introduces us to Tom Ripley, portrayed by the talented Andrew Scott. The titular character is a grifter, barely making ends meet, whose life takes a dramatic turn when he is approached by a wealthy man with an unusual request. Tasked with traveling to Italy to persuade the man’s wayward son to return home, Tom embarks on a journey that spirals into a web of deceit, fraud, and murder.

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Tom Ripley is not your typical protagonist. His character is a study in contradictions – charming yet manipulative, intelligent yet morally ambiguous. As the series unfolds, viewers will witness the lengths to which Tom is willing to go to achieve his goals, blurring the lines between right and wrong. His complex personality and unpredictable actions make him a character that is both fascinating and unsettling.

A Journey Through the Picturesque Italian Landscape

The series is not just about the dark and twisted mind of its protagonist but also about the captivating backdrop against which his story unfolds. The picturesque Italian landscape, with its rich history and stunning scenery, plays a crucial role in the narrative, adding a layer of beauty to the otherwise dark tale.

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Andrew Scott, known for his mesmerizing performances, is expected to bring depth and nuance to the character of Tom Ripley. The series boasts a talented cast and crew, promising a high-quality production that will do justice to Highsmith’s complex world.

The series premieres on April 4, 2024, exclusively on Netflix.

About Ripley


Release Date: April 4, 2024
Director & Writer: Steven Zaillian
Executive Producers: Steven Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Clayton Townsend, Guymon Casady, Ben Forkner, Sharon Levy, Philipp Keel of Diogenes
Producers: Andrew Scott
Production: Showtime, Endemol Shine North America, Entertainment 360, Filmrights
Cast: Andrew Scott, Dakota Fanning, Johnny Flynn, Elliot Sumner, Maurizio Lombardi, Margherita Buy, John Malkovich

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. Tom’s acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder. The drama series is based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling Tom Ripley novels.

What will Tom Ripley’s journey reveal about the human psyche? How will his actions in the serene Italian setting contrast with his dark deeds? Are you prepared to dive into the mind of one of literature’s most intriguing characters? Let us know what you think of the series on Discord!

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