Stephen Zillian Aying September 2020 Start of filming the Ripley Series - Variety

Stephen Zaillian is preparing to start filming his television series Ripley, in which Andrew Scott (Fliebag) plays a major role in the lead roles, and in September 2020 it is planned to shoot cameras in Italy in the 8-episode series Showtime, which won the Academy Award “. Hyphenate will guide.

“We hope to start filming in Italy in September 2020,” said Zaillian, speaking from the Italian island of Capri, where he is awarded by the 24th annual Capri International Film Festival in Hollywood, as the author of the script for the movie “Irishman” Martin Scorsese. for which he runs for the Golden Globe.

Zaillian added that he is also located in Italy to scout some places. His team was looking for places for the Ripley show on Capri and on the neighboring island of Ischia, as well as on the Amalfi Coast, in Rome and Palermo.

“The main part of the show will be filmed in Italy,” Zaillian said, noting that “there are several parts for Italian talent.”

After Italy, the shooting of the show will be moved to New York. Ripley’s Italian line producer is Enzo Sisti, a veteran whose work includes, more recently, Netflix’s Two Daddies and the Italian part of the latest Bond movie, It’s Not Time to Die.

Zillian confirmed that the Ripley series will use five novels written by Patricia Highsmith – The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Underground, Ripley’s Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, and Ripley Underwater. He clarified that the first season is based on the first Highsmith book.

“The hope is that each subsequent four books will also be a series of eight episodes in the series,” he said.

The role of Andrew Scott in the role of Tom Ripley in the first season of the show was described by Showtime as the role of a con man in the early 1960s in New York, who was hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to convince his rogue son to return home. work is the first step in a complex life of cheating, fraud and homicide.

Ripley marks the return of Zeylian to television after the creation of the award-winning HBO mini-series Night.

Highsmith’s Ripley series of novels has been adapted for the big screen several times, but less often for American television. This character was best known by Matt Damon in the 1999 psychological thriller “Talented Mr. Ripley,” who was nominated for five Oscars and then again in 2002 by John Malkovich in the “Ripley Game” led by Italian Liliana Cavani in 2002.

Ripley is a co-producer of Showtime and Endemol Shine North America in collaboration with Entertainment 360 and Filmrights. Executive producers are Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Guymon Casady, Ben Forkner, Sharon Levy and Philipp Keel of Diogenes. Scott will be the producer.