Julia Garner is NYC’s hottest con man in Inventing Anna’s trailer

Julia Garner as Anna Delvey

Julia Garner as Anna Delvey
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The full trailer for Shonda Rhimes’ Netflix miniseries, invent Anna, is here. The show chronicles the rise and fall of Anna Delvey (played by two-time Emmy winner Julia Garner), the con man who convinced New York socialites that she really was a German heiress. Delvey’s story went viral thanks to the 2018 New York Magazine story How One Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Fooled New York’s Partygoersand its banks.”

In the show, Anna Chlumsky plays Vivian, a fictional journalist who tries to make sense of Anna Delvey’s deception. The cast will be joined by Shondaland veteran Katie Lowes, Laverne Cox, Arian Moayed, Jessica Esposito and Anders Holm.

“She’s either a wealthy German heiress or she’s broke,” Chlumsky explains in the trailer. Whether her name was actually Anna Delvey was part of the mystery.

“She’s everything that’s wrong with America right now,” someone argues over montages of Anna spending money and taking selfies. But Anna claims this isn’t her full story, and Garner nails Anna’s confusing and vaguely European accent.

In 2019, Delvey was found guilty of eight charges in real life, including grand theft. She was sentenced to four to 12 years in state prison. She was released into ICE custody in February 2021, where she is reportedly still awaiting deportation to Germany.

Garner has been a sought-after actress since her breakthrough role on Ozark. The first half of the last season of that show is scheduled to release on Netflix on January 21, 2022. Last week, she signed on the psychological thriller Apartment 7A.

invent Anna is Rhimes’ second series for Netflix since she signed her historic deal with the streamer in 2017. Her first, Bridgerton, returns in March for a second season. The producer has also announced an anthology series, Notes on love.

invent Anna will premiere on February 11.

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