Here Is Everything You Need To Know About Inventing Anna

The Netflix show based on the infamous story of scammer Anna Delvey is almost here.

Inventing Anna

by Aaliyah Harry |

Shonda Rhimes - as we all know is a genius, and her production company Shondaland is the mind behind many iconic TV shows. From Grey’s Anatomy, to How To Get Away With Murder and Bridgerton - let’s face it the woman is a TV God. Anything she creates is a sure hit and exquisite viewing. So, when Netflix announced a new Shondaland Netflix drama we were immediately intrigued. Here’s everything you need to know about Inventing Anna:

What is Inventing Anna about?

The nine episode limited series will tell the very real story of Anna Delvey (real name Anna Sorokin). According to Netflix, '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,' Netflix says in a show description. 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?'

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Who is Anna Delvey/ Anna Sorokin?

Anna Sorokin is a woman who moved to New York City and pretended to be a German heiress (Ann Delvey). In doing so, she scammed members of the elite party scene in the process. Anna is now in prison after being convicted of attempted grand larceny, three counts of grand larceny, and a misdemeanour charge of theft of services.

Is there a trailer for Inventing Anna?

Yes, Netflix have released the official trailer and it is exhilarating, glamorous and already look's binge-worthy! Now that season 1 of And Just Like That is coming to an end, will this fill the void? Watch for yourself and see...

Who has been cast?

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Well, first of all it looks like an all-female ensemble lead cast – a show after our own hearts!

Julia Garner

Julia, won an Emmy for her role on Ozark, and will take on the title role of Anna. A press release from Netflix describes the character as 'a young woman in her mid-20s with a hard-to-place European accent who takes New York by storm. Either a brilliant businesswoman or a scammer extraordinaire, Anna in turn inspires loyalty, compassion, contempt, and obsession—all while leaving behind an emotional body count.' Her tag line is “Anna Delvey is a masterpiece, bitches,” and it sounds iconic already.

Anna Chlumsky

The Veep star will play Vivian, the reporter sniffing around and trying to land a big story. The press release states Vivian is 'working to salvage her career with just the right story.' The Anna Delvey story is her golden ticket—she is willing to face any problem to get it. But as she works on the Anna story, there is one problem she never expected—Anna herself. The more Vivian pursues the truth about Anna, the more attached to Anna she becomes.'

Katie Lowes

Next up is Katie Lowes, who is already a Shondaland alum after appearing in Scandal. Kate will play Rachel, who according to Netflix 'is a natural-born follower and her blind worship of Anna which almost destroys her job, her credit, and her life. But while her relationship with Anna is her greatest regret, the woman she becomes because of Anna may be Anna’s greatest creation.'

Laverne Cox

The Orange Is The New Black actress is set to play Kacy Duke. 'A celebrity trainer and life coach, Kacy gets sucked into the Anna whirlwind but is mature and centred enough to stay out of any real trouble. When she least expects it, in the wake of Anna’s crimes, Kacy finds herself becoming a coach to more than just Anna'

Alexis Floyd

You might remember Alexis from playing Tia on the Bold Type. She will play Neff. 'An aspiring filmmaker working as a hotel concierge, Neff knows New York and its people. Neff’s all style, all substance—more complex than most. She’s drawn in by Anna’s charm, but while passionate and loyal, she’s nobody’s fool,' says Netflix.

Also supporting cast members will include, Arian Moayed playing Todd, Anders Holm as Jack, Anna Deavere Smith plays Maud, Jeff Perry is Lou, and Terry Kinney plays Barry.

When does Inventing Anna air?

Your new favourite show is almost here! Inventing Anna airs on Friday 11th February, 2022.

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