Netflix shared four images from Inventing Anna , the first series created for the platform by Shonda Rhimes . Written by Rhimes herself and starring Julia Garner , Anna Chlumsky, Jennifer Esposito, Anna Deavere Smith, Jeff Perry, Anders Holm and Laverne Cox , the series centers on the case of Anna Delvey (Garner), a German heiress and con man who stole the heart and money to New York high society.
The official synopsis
In Inventing Anna, a journalist who has to prove her worth investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the legendary German heiress, famous on Instagram, who won the hearts of New York society leaders while stealing their money. Are we facing New York’s biggest scammer or is it just a new embodiment of the American dream? A curiously dark love-hate bond forms between Anna and the reporter, while the former awaits the trial and the reporter faces a struggle against time to answer the question everyone in town asks: who is Anna Delvey? The series is inspired by the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” written by Jessica Pressler.
David Frankel ( The Devil Wears Prada , Collateral Beauty ) directed two episodes, including the first. He will also executive produce alongside Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers . Jessica Pressler is among the producers.