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Patricia Highsmith's Ripley crime series eyed for the small screen

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Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley crime series could be heading to television, EW can confirm. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Television 360, Endemol Shine Studios, and Switzerland-based publisher Diogenes are planning to bring the tales of Tom Ripley to life on the small screen. 

The Talented Mr. Ripley, the late-author’s first Ripley novel, was published in 1955. Ripley Under Ground, Ripley’s Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, and Ripley Under Water followed over the course of four decades, collectively known as the “Ripliad.” 

According to THR, Television 360’s Guymon Casady and Ben Forkner along with Diogenes’ Philipp Keel will serve as executive producers and Jeremy Gold of Endemol Shine Studios will oversee the project. 

The adventures of Ripley have been previously adapted in films such as 1960’s Purple Noon and the Oscar-nominated The Talented Mr. Ripley starring Matt Damon. 

 

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