Shonda Rhimes Is Making Netflix Series About Fake NYC Heiress
If you haven’t read the exquisite New York Magazine article that went super viral called “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People,” about a woman who conned her way into the NY social scene, pretending she was rich and living from hotel to hotel for free, trust us, it’s the best read of your life!
Now, Shonda Rhimes is latching on to the story and developing a Netflix series based on the feature. This would be the first series she has created since Scandal, and her first series with Netflix since she inked a deal last August — a five-year deal that, in success, could bring her $300 million or more.
As Page Six sums up, the original 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.
We can’t wait!