The full Shonda Rhimes trailer Netflix Miniseries, Invent Anna, is here. The show chronicles the rise and fall of Anna Delvey (portrayed by two-time Emmy winner Julia Garner), the con man who convinced New York socialites that she was truly a German heiress. by Delvey the story went viral thanks to the 2018 New York magazine story “How a budding ‘It’ Girl fooled NYC revelers—and its banks.
In the series, Anna Chlumsky plays Vivian, a fictional journalist who tries to shed light on Anna Delvey’s deceptions. Rounding out the cast are Shondaland veteran Katie Lowes, Laverne Cox, Arian Moayed, Jessica Esposito and Anders Holm.
“She’s either a wealthy German heiress or she’s penniless,” Chlumsky explains in the trailer. Whether her name was even actually Anna Delvey was part of the mystery.
“She’s everything that’s wrong with America right now,” someone argues over montages of Anna spending money and taking selfies. But Anna argues that’s not her whole story, and Garner nails Anna’s confused, vaguely European accent.
In 2019, in real life, Delvey was convicted of eight counts, including grand larceny. She was sentenced to four to 12 years in state prison. She was released into ICE custody in February 2021, where she is believed to still be, pending deportation to Germany.
Garner has been an in-demand actress since her role in ozark. The first half of the last season of this show is set to arrive on Netflix on January 21, 2022. Last week, she signed on for the psychological thriller Apartment 7A.
Invent Anna is Rhimes’ second series for Netflix since signing his historic agreement with the streamer in 2017. His first, Bridgerton, will return for a second season in March. The producer also announced an anthology series, Notes on love.
Invent Anna premieres February 11.