It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world and we’re just living in it. The Grey’s Anatomy creator has lined up her first project since inking her new deal with Netflix, and it’s a too good to be true story. Per Deadline:
Netflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to the viral New York Magazine article How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People by Jessica Pressler.
Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes is attached to write the series adaptation — the first project to be announced under the blockbuster overall deal she inked at Netflix last August, leaving her long-time home, ABC Studios. It also would mark the first series Rhimes has created since Scandal; the last few series from Shondaland, the company Rhimes runs with Betsy Beers, have come from other creators.
The article centers on Anna Sorkin, who went by the name of Anna Delvey, and her exploits as a New York City high society scammer. Lying must have been her superpower because she managed to mingle with some of the wealthiest folks in NYC, at times not paying for anything. Most of what Shonda Rhimes touches turns to gold, so I’m pretty certain this will be just as engrossing as most of her shows.