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Watch: Andrew Scott plays 1960s con man in 'Ripley'

Andrew Scott plays Tom Ripley in the Netflix series "Ripley." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Andrew Scott plays Tom Ripley in the Netflix series "Ripley." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Netflix is giving a glimpse of the new show Ripley.

The streaming service shared a teaser trailer for the limited series Monday featuring Andrew Scott.

Ripley is based on the character Tom Ripley, who appears in The Talented Mr. Ripley and other novels by Patricia Highsmith.

Scott plays Ripley, a con man in early 1960s New York, who is hired by a wealthy industrialist to travel to Italy to try to convince the man's son, Dickie Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn), to return home.

"Accepting the job is Tom's first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud, and murder," an official synopsis reads.

Dakota Fanning attends the SAG Awards in 2020. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Dakota Fanning attends the SAG Awards in 2020. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Dakota Fanning also stars.

Andrew Scott attends the National Board of Review Gala on Jan. 11. File Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI
Andrew Scott attends the National Board of Review Gala on Jan. 11. File Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI

Ripley premieres April 4 on Netflix.

Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley was previously adapted as a 1999 film starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law.

Dakota Fanning attends the Golden Globe Awards in 2020. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Dakota Fanning attends the Golden Globe Awards in 2020. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Scott is known for playing Moriarty on Sherlock and the "hot priest" on Fleabag.