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Netflix shares first look at new series which will be very similar to Saltburn

Netflix shares first look at new series which will be very similar to Saltburn

Loved Saltburn? This one might be for you

Netflix has just unveiled a first look at a new series that is very similar to the film that has hooked the nation these past few weeks.

One of the most talked-about films to start off 2024 has no doubt been Saltburn, released to Amazon Prime Video just days before Christmas last year.

Since its on-demand release on December 22, it's taken social media by storm and people cannot get enough of Barry Keoghan's performance as Oliver Quick.

Saltburn sent everyone into an absolute frenzy.

Keoghan stars opposite Jacob Elordi in the Emerald Fennell movie; a flick that left some cowering behind couch cushions in shock.

It's a dark yet comedic film, with deep psychological undertones about a University of Oxford who becomes obsessed with a aristocratic student who later invites him to spend the summer with his family and friends at their huge rural estate.

Those obsessed with the 131 minute film should now be preparing for a brand new series that will soon be coming to Netflix.

Some have said Saltburn takes inspiration from a famous crime novel and film of the same name, The Talented Mr Ripley.

The book, released in 1955 followed by the film in 1999, follows con artist Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) as he travels across the world in a bid to convince 'rich and spoiled playboy' Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) to return home to the United States.

The 1999 adaption of The Talented Mr Ripley.

In both works, the main characters are brought together while at prestigious universities.

While Saltburn writer Emerald Fennell says the book and film didn't serve as inspirations for her work, the undertones relating to class, wealth and the perks of knowing the rich flow through both pieces of work.

Fans of both films have attested to their similarity, with one saying: "The Talented Mr Ripley is the closest you'll get to Saltburn."

Well, 25 years after the Oscar nominated film was released, a brand new Netflix series based on the same book is on its way.

Titled Ripley, it stars Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Fleabag) as Tom Ripley, Johnny Flynn as Dickie Greenleaf and Dakota Fanning as Marge Sherwood.

John Malkovich also stars, though his character is not yet known.

In total, it'll run for eight episodes.

Much like the novel, the series will follow Ripley after he's hired by a wealthy man to convince his extravagant son to return home to New York from Italy.

What follows is dark, including murder, fraud and deceit.

The new image of Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley.

Netflix today (1 February) released a new image of Scott in the lead role, which will be shot entirely in black and white.

The wait isn't too long for Ripley either, which will be released on 4 April.

Responding to the new image, one X user wrote: "You don't understand, I can't f**king wait."

Neither can we!

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/Amazon

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film