Netflix just released the first photos of invent Anna, the new drama starring Shonda Rhimes Ozark‘s Julia Garner. Inspired by a New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler, Rhimes’ new series explores the story of a woman who pretended to be an heiress, infiltrated New York social circles, swindled banks and hotels, and was eventually convicted of large-scale theft.
In addition to Julia Garner in the title role, invent Anna starring Anna Chlumsky as Vivian, Arian Moayed as Todd, Katie Lowes as Rachel, and Alexis Floyd as Neff. Anders Holm plays Jack, Anna Deavere Smith is Maud, Jeff Perry plays Lou, Terry Kinney is Barry and Laverne Cox is Kacy.
Shonda Rhimes created the series and serves as showrunner, writer and executive producer. Executive producers Tom Verica and David Frankel directed episodes, and Matt Byrne, Jess Brownell, Abby Ajayi, and Nick Nardini joined Rhimes as writers. Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, Ellen Kuras and Nzingha Stewart also directed episodes.
Invent Anna will premiere in 2022.
“In invent Anna, a journalist with a lot to prove, investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of the New York social scene — and stole their money, too. But is Anna New York’s biggest con man, or is she just the new portrait of the American dream?
Anna and the reporter form a dark, funny, love-hate relationship as Anna awaits trial and our reporter battles time to answer NYC’s biggest question: Who is Anna Delvey?”