We have a release date for the Anna Delvey Netflix series - and it's soon 3 weeks ago

We have a release date for the Anna Delvey Netflix series - and it's soon

Our next binge watch is on the way.

Inventing Anna, the highly-anticipated drama written and produced by Shonda Rhimes, is coming to Netflix in February 2022.

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The show tells the story of the infamous Russian fraudster Anna Delvey, who swindled her way into the upper echelon of New York city's party scene by posing as a German heiress - tricking socialites into giving her hundreds of thousands of dollars along the way.

The limited series will explore how Anna, played by Ozark star Julie Garner, managed to get away with her get-rich-quick scheme for so long - and how she got caught.

The story is based on a New York magazine article, titled How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People, by Jessica Pressler.

Shonda Rimes said that upon reading the article, she knew she had to turn Anna's story into a drama. Inventing Anna will the first show the Bridgerton producer has created since Scandal in 2012.

The story will be told through the eyes of a journalist as she investigates Anna’s wild story – speaking to the people she conned and Anna herself.

In April 2019, Anna, whose real name is Anna Sorokin, was convicted of grand larceny and theft and given a sentence of four to 12 years in prison. She was also fined $24,000(€20,789) and order to pay restorative costs of $199,000 (€172,376)

At the time of her conviction, Anna's sentencing judge said she was “stunned by the depth of the defendant’s deception” and that the scammer had been “blinded by the glitter and glamour of New York City.”

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Anna famously told the New York Times: "The thing is, I’m not sorry. I’d be lying to you and to everyone else and to myself if I said I was sorry for anything.

"I regret the way I went about certain things. My motive was never money, I was power hungry.”

 

 

 

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