FIRST LOOK | Julia Garner as fake heiress Anna Delvey in Netflix series

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Julia Garner as Anna Delvey.
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey.
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  • Netflix has released first look images of Julia Garner as Anna Delvey in the series Inventing Anna.
  • Created by Shonda Rhimes it is inspired by the story of Anna Sorokin who pretended to be a wealthy heiress.
  • "A journalist with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York's social scene – and stole their money as well", reads the official synopsis.

Netflix has released first look images from the upcoming series Inventing Anna.

Created by Shonda Rhimes is inspired by the New York Magazine article "How Anna Delvey Tricked New York's Party People" by Jessica Pressler.

A German woman Anna Sorokin pretended to be a wealthy heiress named Anna Delvey. She defrauded friends, banks and hotels and in 2019 went on trial on grand robbery and theft of services charges.

READ MORE | This woman pretended to be a super-rich German heiress and fooled everyone - now Shonda Rhimes is turning it into a TV show

According to BBC News, the 30-year-old was sentenced to between four and 12 years in prison but was released in February this year on parole.

In March 2019, the streaming service announced that a television series was in the works.

"A journalist with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York's social scene – and stole their money as well.  But is Anna New York's biggest con woman, or is she simply the new portrait of the American dream," reads the official synopsis.

"Anna and the reporter form a dark, funny love-hate bond as Anna awaits trial and our reporter fights the clock to answer the biggest question in NYC: who is Anna Delvey?"

Julia Garner, who plays Anna, is seen dressed to the nines and sipping champagne in the photos released. In two other pictures, she has her mugshot taken and is interviewed by Anna Chlumsky, who plays journalist Vivian Kent.

Sharing the photos on Instagram, Shonda wrote: "I'm so happy to share these first photos with you all! Inventing Anna is coming 2022. Get ready, people."

SEE THE PHOTOS HERE:

Julia Garner as Anna Delvey.
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey.
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey.
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey.
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey.
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey.
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey, Anna Chlumsky as Vivi
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey, Anna Chlumsky as Vivian Kent.

The nine-episode series is scheduled to be released in 2020. Other cast members include Arian Moayed, Katie Lowes, Alexis Floyd, Anders Holm, Anna Deavere Smith, Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney and Laverne Cox.

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