Ripley: Potential cast, plot, release date and everything we know so far


Ripley is an upcoming American psychological thriller television series based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 crime book The Talented Mr. Ripley. Starring Andrew Scott as psychopathic con artist Tom Ripley, Johnny Flynn as Dickie Greenleaf and Dakota Fanning as Marge Sherwood, the eight-episode limited series was produced, written and directed by Steven Zaillian. Ripley was initially planned to debut on Showtime, but in February 2023 the series was shifted to Netflix. It is anticipated to air in late 2023 or early 2024.


Fans of Andrew Scott won’t want to miss the new eight-part television series Ripley, which is based on Patricia Highsmith’s book “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”

Even though the project has been under development for a while, word of Netflix’s acquisition of it surfaced around the beginning of 2023. Since it was initially ordered by Showtime in 2019, Ripley has generated a lot of hype, particularly because it is directed and adapted for the film by Steven Zallian (The Night Of), and after seeing a trailer, Netflix executives swooped in and ordered the series.

Here’s everything to know about the series.

Ripley: Cast

For all that we know, the network is yet to update about the cast of this upcoming series which is why we cannot provide you the exact list of the entire cast members. As per the reports, despite having a leading part, there is a lot of other talent on the program, including Andrew Scott, who portrayed Moriarty in the popular BBC series Sherlock, acted opposite Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag, and had an appearance in His Dark Materials.

Dickie Greenleaf is portrayed by Johnny Flynn (David Bowie in the rock biography Stardust), while Dakota Fanning (Oceans 8, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) as Marge Sherwood, an American residing in Italy who believes Tom’s friendliness is concealed by more sinister intentions.

Eliot Sumner, an actor and musician well known for his work on the film No Time To Die, also has a recurrent part as a buddy of Dickie’s who develops doubts about Tom.

Ripley: Plot

The precise narrative cannot be divulged at this time. According to sources, however, the first season of this drama centers on Tom Ripley, a hustler struggling to make ends meet in New York City in the early 1960s, who is paid by a wealthy man to attempt to persuade his wandering son, Dickie Greenleaf, who is enjoying a happy, trust-funded exile in Italy, to come back. However, Tom’s acceptance of the position marks the beginning of a convoluted life of dishonesty, deception, and murder.

Ripley: Release Date

At the moment, there is no notice from the network or the series officials regarding the release date of the series. However, like most fans we too expect the series to premiere in 2023.