Shonda Rhimes has set her first project under her new deal with Netflix and it will be a series about fake heiress Anna Delvey.
Netflix and Shondaland acquired the rights to Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine article, “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People.”
The article chronicles the incredible rise and fall of now-infamous Anna Delvey (real name Anna Sorokin) who, through web of lies, scammed her way into becoming an “it” girl on the New York social scene and nearly launched a Soho House–type club. She had an unwitting partner in crime, luring former 11 Howard concierge Neffatari “Neff” Davis into her schemes.
Last October, Sorokin, who had claimed to be a wealthy German heiress, was accused of instead being a con artist who had scammed money from banks, businesses and friends. She was charged with multiple counts of grand larceny and theft of services and is being held without bond on Rikers Island. She has pleaded not guilty.
Oh this is gonna be good!