Everyone loves a good con artist story, and the upcoming limited series Anna’s invention promises a doozy, as mocked in the new trailer released on Netflix today.
Shonda Rhimes makes this adaptation to New York Magazine article “How An Aspiring‘ It ’Woman Deceived the People of the New York Party – and Its Banks” by Jessica Pressler, with Julia Garner (Ozark, The Helper) starred as Anna Delvey, whose larger-than-life exploits led her into the inner circles of the New York elite, and then eventually imprisoned. Anna Chlumsky (Veep) stars as a journalist trying to tell Anna’s story, with her own reasons for trying to get Anna on the record.
Here is the official description of Netflix:
on Anna’s invention, a journalist with a lot of evidence investigating the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene-and also stole their money. But is Anna New York’s biggest female con woman, or is she the new image of the American dream? Anna and the reporter form a dark, funny, love-hate bond as Anna waits for the test and our reporter fights the clock to answer NYC’s biggest question: who is Anna Delvey?
The additional cast includes Arian Moayed, Katie Lowes, Alexis Floyd, Anders Holm, Anna Deavere Smith, Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney, and Laverne Cox. David Frankel, Tom Verica, Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, Ellen Kuras, and Nzingha Stewart directed the 10 -episode series, with Rhimes, Matt Byrne, Jess Brownell, Abby Ajayi, Nick Nardini serving as writers.
The full time of Anna’s invention premieres Friday, Feb. 11 on Netflix. Check out the new trailer below.