Ripley: Andrew Scott starrer limited series moving to Netflix from Showtime

Showtime’s upcoming series Ripley bought by Netflix. Check out the details of new series jumping to new streaming network.

Showtime’s upcoming series Ripley has found a new home at Netflix. Deadline has reported that the deals are yet to be finalised but the series starring Andrew Scott in the lead, based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling quintet of Tom Ripley novels, is headed to the streaming giant. Representatives for Netflix and Showtime declined to make a comment on the related matter.

Another series by Showtime, Three Women, was looking for a new home after the network declined to renew it for upcoming season. The move of relocation comes in after the merger of Showtime with Paramount+. Ripley, which is still in the early stages of its production was targeting the release for late 2023 or early 2024 on Showtime. Three Women, whose first season is completed, is closing in on pickup at Starz.

Earlier, there were reports of Ripley looking for new home and some premium networks and streamers’ name had been buzzing. The series also stars Johnny Flynn and Dakota Fanning and is months from being ready to be aired. Sources has suggest, as per Deadline, that Netflix bought the show after previewing just some footage. This move comes after Showtime shifted its focus on expanding the universes of already successful series such as Billions and Dexter.

It has also been reported that Ripley will have eight episode in its first season. Since the series is based on The Talented Mr Ripley novel, it might be a limited series. However, there is possibility of the series coming back with its second installment.

The series revolves around Tom Ripley, played by Scott, who is hired by a wealthy person to convince his vagabond son, Dickie Greenleaf, played by Flynn, who is living a pretty comfortable, trust-funded ex-pat life in Italy, to return home. Tom’s acceptance of the job is his first step into the world of deceit, fraud and murder.