Given the real-world story of Anna Delvey and the viral article by the excellent Jessica Pressler that launched her story into the stratosphere, we would think a Shonda Rhimes telling of the story was going to be a delicious indulgence of high crime, high fashion, and classic soap opera bitchiness with a true-story twist. Turns out?
We were RIGHT. Holy shit, that trailer makes Inventing Anna look like the decadent, distracting fun we need right now. We can already tell that everyone will be talking about the clothes, like watching a version of Emily in Paris where Emily is a sociopath.
In Inventing Anna, a journalist with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene – and stole their money as well. But is Anna New York’s biggest con woman, or is she simply the new portrait of the American dream? Anna and the reporter form a dark, funny, love-hate bond as Anna awaits trial and our reporter fights the clock to answer the biggest question in NYC: who is Anna Delvey? The series is inspired by the New York Magazine article “How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and its Banks” by Jessica Pressler, who also serves as a producer.
Creator and Showrunner: Shonda Rhimes
Writers: Shonda Rhimes, Matt Byrne, Jess Brownell, Abby Ajayi, Nick Nardini
Directors: David Frankel, Tom Verica, Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, Ellen Kuras, Nzingha Stewart
Executive Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Tom Verica, David Frankel
Cast: Anna Chlumsky (Vivian), Julia Garner (Anna Delvey), Arian Moayed (Todd), Katie Lowes (Rachel), Alexis Floyd (Neff), Anders Holm (Jack), Anna Deavere Smith (Maud), Jeff Perry (Lou), Terry Kinney (Barry), Laverne Cox (Kacy)
The 9 episode limited series from executive producer and showrunner Shonda Rhimes is set to debut on February 11, 2022.
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