Check out the intriguing world of "Ripley" as Irish actor Andrew Scott takes center stage in the gripping Netflix adaptation - a captivating blend of suspense and sophistication.

The eight-episode series "Ripley," directed and written by Steven Zaillian, will be released on Netflix on April 4.

In its synopsis of the new series, Netflix said: "Tom Ripley, 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."

Watch the official trailer for "Ripley" here:

Highsmith's novels were previously dramatized in the 1999 movie which starred Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Now, Dublin native Andrew Scott, who was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in "All of Us Strangers," will take up the mantel.

In a statement released after the show was confirmed in 2023, Showtime President of Entertainment, Gary Levine, said: "With Andrew Scott, whose charisma knows no bounds, inhabiting the iconic lead role, we feel confident that this will be a special one."

Scott shot to fame in his role as Moriarty in the BBC series of "Sherlock" starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Of course, his role as the Sexy Priest in "Fleabag" saw him gain international attention. The Dublin star also had notable roles in Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror" and the James Bond movie "Spectre."

The writer and director of the new "Ripley" series Steven Zaillian is also behind "The Night Of," "Schindler's List," "Gangs of New York," and "The Irishman."

"Ripley" will be available to watch on streaming platform Netflix from April 4, 2024.

(Originally published March 5, 2024.)