The Ripley Book Series Will Be Adapted for Television

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I’m very excited about this, provided that Gwyneth Paltrow does not make an appearance.


It’s been more than 15 years since a film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley raked in nearly $130 million at the box office with Matt Damon playing the title role. Now Highsmith’s entire Ripley series—five novels also known as the Ripliad—will be adapted for TV by Television 360, Endemol Shine Studios and the publisher Diogenes.

The remake doesn’t yet have a writer, director or major star attached, and, according to the Hollywood Reporter, its producers will likely wait until talent is locked in to find the series a home.

This is not the first time Highsmith’s work will be adapted for television. The Talented Mr. Ripley, a psychological thriller about a con artist, was adapted for TV in 1956, the year following its publication. Parts or all of the Ripliad have also been adapted for radio and theater.

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