Based on a barely believable true story, “Inventing Anna,” Shonda Rhimes’ new series starring Julia Garner, arrives on Netflix on February 11, 2022. Check out the very first teaser.
The first time that the name of Anna Delvey appears in the American press, it is in April 2018, in a testimony published in the columns of Vanity Fair. Author Rachel Deloache Williams recounts in a long article how her life became a ordeal after meeting a con artist. The latter is actually called Anna Sokorin, she is from Russia and she scammed all New York high society from 2016 to 2017.
Such a story seems ideal for a serial format and renowned designer Shonda Rhimes did not miss its potential. With Inventing Anna, the showrunneuse offers her second project for Netflix after The Chronicle of the Bridgertons, a real worldwide success. Will this scam story meet the same fate? All the ingredients for a future phenomenon are there: colorful characters, as well as intrigues bathed in scandal and the American dream.
To play the very controversial Anna Delvey, Shonda Rhimes trusts Julia Garner, a talented young actress revealed, among others, in Ozark, another flagship Netflix fiction. At his side, Anna Chlumsky, Laverne Cox and Katie Lowes give him the answer. Released from prison in February 2021, the real con artist received a check for $ 320,000 from the platform to carry out the series project. Enough to wipe out some debts.
Check out the teaser:
Inventing Anna releases February 11, 2022 on Netflix.