Shonda Rhimes first Netflix series could be based on fake NYC socialite

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Netflix and Shondaland have both obtained the rights to the New York Magazine article, "How Anna Delvey Tricked New York's Party People", by Jessica Pressler.

The New York Magazine story is about Delvey, a New York socialite who became widely known for pretending to be a rich German heiress in New York's high society, where she scammed people and financial establishments to bankroll her luxurious lifestyle. However, Rhimes' creative future lies exclusively with Netflix. She's now being held without bond in Rikers Island prison. While there's been no official word, Rhimes did retweet an article from Variety about it that says she's "attached" to write the series. There is also a Vanity Fair piece by Rachel DeLoache Williams that has attracted interest, with stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie reportedly expressing interest in the lead role.

Shonda Rhimes books Manhattan con artist Anna Delvey story for first Netflix series - NY Daily News

TV producer Shonda Rhimes is bringing Anna Sorokin, aka Anna Delvey, to the small screen.

As previously reported, Rhimes will continue overseeing all Shondaland shows now on the air at ABC, including Grey's Anatomy and its spin-off Station 19, but all of her future projects including series and movies will be developed for the streaming service. Rhimes' other ABC series, "Scandal", ended this year after seven seasons. An aspiring filmmaker herself, Davis tweeted that she'd be involved in the project on Friday night, writing "I am beyond excited to be able to be under Shonda's wings".

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