Shonda Rhimes Centers First Netflix Series on Anna Delvey Con Story

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TV producer Shonda Rhimes is bringing Anna Sorokin, aka Anna Delvey, to the small screen. However, Rhimes' creative future lies exclusively with Netflix.

Rhimes and the streaming giant successfully bought the rights to the New York Magazine article "How Anna Delvey Tricked New York's Party People", by Jessica Pressler, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In August, Rhimes signed on for a massive five-year, nine-figure deal with Netflix, leaving ABC after 15 years.

Delvey became infamous when it was revealed she had been posing as a wealthy German heiress in New York's high society, conning numerous people and financial institutions to fund her lavish lifestyle. Rhimes is set to write the series.

Shonda Rhimes Sets Anna Delvey Series as First Netflix Project
Shonda Rhimes Creating Netflix Series About Fake German Heiress Anna Delvey

It will be the first series Rhimes plans to release on Netflix since creating very successful shows like "Grey's Anatomy", "Scandal" and "How To Get Away With Murder" on the ABC network. 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".

Now, though, the con artist who fraudulently applied for loans worth millions of dollars and whose hotel room was lined with bags of Acne and Supreme, is currently sitting in the rather less glamorous Rikers Island prison in NY, awaiting trial.

Pressler was repped by Gersh in the negotiations.

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