'Sherlock,' 'Fleabag' alum Andrew Scott to star in Showtime's 'Ripley'

'Sherlock,' 'Fleabag' alum Andrew Scott to star in Showtime's 'Ripley'

'Sherlock,' 'Fleabag' alum Andrew Scott to star in Showtime's 'Ripley'

"We are so thrilled to have the supremely talented filmmaker, Steve Zaillian, adapt the singular saga of Tom Ripley from Patricia Highsmith's novels as an ongoing series for Showtime", said Levine.

Based on the character from author Patricia Highsmith's novels, the adaptation is set in the 1960s and will follow Tom Ripley as he journeys from NY to Italy after a wealthy man hires him to retrieve his son and return him to America.

Oscar victor Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List, The Night Of) will write and direct the first season.

Showtime's adaptation, Ripley, has acquired a straight-to-series order of eight episodes after writer-director Steven Zaillian sparked a bidding conflict when he first took the mission out earlier this yr. Ripley is predicated off of Highsmith's quintet of books, although many maybe know the character finest from the 1999 movie adaptation The Gifted Mr. Ripley starring Jude Legislation, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Matt Damon within the title function.

Andrew Scott has won over audiences with his portrayal of the "hot priest" in the Emmy-winning second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag.

After he's hired by a man to go to attempt to persuade his child to go home, Tom's approval of this job is step one into a lifetime of fraud, deceit, and even murder. Prior to that, he played villain Moriarty opposite Benedict Cumberbatch on PBS' Sherlock, a role that won him a BAFTA Award in 2012.

Sharon Levy will oversee the series, which will be executive produced by Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Philipp Keel, Guymon Casady and Ben Forkner. Scott also starred in the Black Mirror Season 5 episode "Smithereens". Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME (R). Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Amazon's Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, The Roku Channel, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation (TM) Vue, and YouTube TV. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV.

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