Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Inventing Anna’ Gets Netflix Release Date

“Inventing Anna” – the first show Shonda Rhimes wrote for Netflix, and the first show she created since “Scandal” debuted in 2012 – premieres in February.

“Inventing Anna” follows the massive success of “Bridgerton”, which Rhimes and his company Shondaland produced. Season 2 of “Bridgerton” will also air in 2022.

In May 2018, when Rhimes read Jessica Pressler’s story in New York Magazine’s “How Anna Delvey Cheated on New York Party People” – a viral journalistic feat that detailed the scams of a charming young Russian woman, who had conned New Yorkers – she immediately wanted to option the story.

The item was Rhimes’ first major acquisition for his Netflix talent contract, which began in August 2017. The eight-episode limited series began production in the fall of 2019 in New York City and was then scheduled to end for a year. later due to the pandemic. . The exact February release date of “Inventing Anna’s” will be announced at a later date.

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On “Inventing Anna,” “Veep’s” Anna Chlumsky plays Vivian, a reporter based loosely on Pressler, and Emmy winner Julia Garner from “Ozark” plays Anna, the object of everyone’s obsessions and projections. world. “Inventing Anna” is told through Vivian’s eyes, as she tells the story by speaking with the people in Anna’s life that she touched, either because they had been charmed by her or because she had stolen them – or both.

Shondaland mainstays Katie Lowes, Anna Deavere Smith, Jeff Perry and Kate Burton are cast, as are Arian Moayed (“Succession”), Alexis Floyd (“The Bold Type”), Anders Holm (“Workaholics”) and Laverne Cox (“Orange is the new black”).

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