Get ready, binge-watchers. A buzzy upcoming Netflix release has officially entered our radar, and it's got all the intriguing ingredients that make a guilty-pleasure hit. The show is called Inventing Anna, a limited series based on the exploits of Anna Delvey, a fraudster who somehow lived like royalty for years. She ran in glitterati circles, gained the trust of upper echelon investors, and socialized with billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. And yes, it's a true story.
If you're a fan of stranger-than-fiction fraud stories, this release should be high on your watchlist!
Below, 5 things you need to know about Inventing Anna. Read on!
1. It's based on the true (and very recent) story of Anna Sorokin, an aggressive con artist who bounced around the globe living a life of luxury.
Anna Delvey, born Anna Sorokin in Russia, is now behind bars in New Jersey. Her highly sensational case followed her exploits from 2013-2017 when she paraded as a German heiress, living off an ostensibly bottomless pool of money. For more information on her story, you can check out this comprehensive report by Jessica Pressler, who is also serving as a producer on the show.
2. It stars Julia Garner, and will be produced by Shonda Rhimes.
You've previously seen Julia Garner as Susan in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and as Ruth Langmore in Ozark. The executive producer of the series is Shonda Rhimes, the showrunner of TV titans like Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. David Frankel, the director of The Devil Wears Prada, is also serving as an executive producer.
3. It will be told from the perspective of the journalist investigating Anna's case.
In addition to Anna herself, the show's protagonist will be a reporter named Vivian (played by Anna Chlumsky), who is based on Jessica Pressler.
4. It will be a limited series.
The show will reportedly have 10 episodes. It was originally slated for release this 2021, but was pushed back due to the pandemic.
5. It will be released on February 11, 2022.
Netflix has confirmed that we'll still have to wait a few months before the Inventing Anna's highly-anticipated drop. Make sure to set a reminder!
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