What is Ripley on Netflix based on? All you need to know about what inspired the series

Netflix’s Ripley is one of the big releases set to hit the streaming service in April, but what is the series based on?

Starring Dakota Fanning, Johnny Flynn, and Andrew Scott, Ripley is set to become Netflix’s next big hit as the show brings to life in black and white a psychological thriller set in the 1950s. The story is dark and macabre and many are set to begin to wonder if the series is based on a true story or whether it’s entirely fictitious. Here’s what you need to know about the story that inspired the events of Netflix’s Ripley.

What is Neflix’s Ripley based on?