“Inventing Anna” — the first show Shonda Rhimes has composed for Netflix, and the first show she’s made since “Scandal” made its debut in 2012 — will premiere in February.
The maker of Gray’s Anatomy as of late created the raving hit Bridgerton, which will return soon with a second season.
In May 2018, when Rhimes read Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine story “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” — a viral journalistic feat that definite the scammy enterprises of a charming young Russian woman, who had grifted New Yorkers — she quickly needed to option the story.
The article was Rhimes’ first significant acquisition for her Netflix ability bargain, which had started in August 2017. The nine-scene restricted series started creation in fall 2019 in New York City, and afterward needed to complete an entire year after the fact on account of the pandemic. “Inventing Anna’s” definite debut date in February will be declared sometime in the future.
The primary cast is shaped by Anna Chlumsky (Veep – Incompetent Vice President) in the job of the writer Vivian, Julia Garner (Ozark, Dirty John) in that of Anna Delvey, who gives her name to the series, while Katie Lowes (Scandal) is Rachel, an adherent of Anna willing to do anything; Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) plays Kacy Duke, chief of VIPs and holistic mentor sucked into the spin of Anna, and Alexis Floyd (The Bold Type) is Neff, a aspiring director.
Shondaland key parts Katie Lowes, Anna Deavere Smith, Jeff Perry and Kate Burton are among the cast, as are Arian Moayed (“Succession”), Alexis Floyd (“The Bold Type”), Anders Holm (“Workaholics”) and Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”).