The ten episode limited series is based on “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People,” an article by Jessica Pressler which detailed faux German heiress Anna Delvey’s exploits scamming and living the high life at the expense of the people who called her their friend.
Anna’s real surname is Sorokin, and she conned her way into New York’s upper echelon before she was eventually caught and put in jail.
Inventing Anna takes a look at how Anna crafted the persona that saw her jetsetting around the world, going to and throwing lavish parties, and wracking up debt in other people’s names.
The series also follows Vivian Kent, a journalist who’s taken an interest in Anna’s story. Vivian’s career has stalled. If she doesn’t find a story that grabs people’s attention and jump starts her flagging career then she could be saying goodbye to the field she loves.
Anna is the key to saving Vivian’s livelihood but the more she learns about the con artist, the more she begins to fall under Anna’s spell herself. The relationship they form as a journalist and her story subject is one that could make or break Vivian’s career and change how Vivian sees not only Anna but the crimes she’s committed.
Here’s who’s in the cast of the show!
Inventing Anna cast
- Julia Garner as Anna Delvey
- Anna Chlumsky as Vivian Kent
- Laverne Cox as Kacy Duke
- Katie Lowes as Rachel
- Anders Holm as Jack Mercer
- Arian Moayed as Todd Spodek
- Alexis Floyd as Neff Davis
- Jeff Perry as Lou
- Anna Deavere Smith as Maud
- Terry Kinney as Barry
Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more Inventing Anna news and coverage. The series premieres Friday, Feb. 11.
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