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

Lewis Collier
June 12, 2018

Delvey's story went viral after it was discovered she had been posing as a wealthy German heiress who got people and financial institutions to bankroll her. Born Anna Sorokin, the Russian native was profiled by New York's Jessica Pressler after being arrested last year following years of lying about her wealth and background within New York City's elite social sphere. However, Rhimes' creative future lies exclusively with Netflix. 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. One insider close to the situation has said the process has been hard and that Delvey has been making calls to various talent and producers regarding whom she would like to play her.

Shonda Rhimes will make a Netflix series based on New York's recent story of Anna Delvey, Deadline reports. It was announced in August that Rhimes and Shondaland would exit ABC Studios after 15 years for a multi-year deal with the streamer.

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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. "Scandal" ended its fifth and final season in April. "We're so excited to welcome her to Netflix". Murphy is known for creating hit shows like "American Horror Story", "American Crime Story", and "Glee".

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