Shonda Rhimes is tackling the now infamous, so-insane-it-could-only-be-true tale of Anna Delvey for Netflix, people, and we are very, very, very excited. Like, we want to watch this show yesterday-level of excited.
E! News has confirmed that the mega-producer and the online streaming giant have landed the rights to the New York Magazine article, “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler. Rhimes is set to write the series, which will serve as her first major project as part of her deal with Netflix.
Currently being held without bond in Rikers Island, Delvey posed as a German heiress who conned NYC’s elite. The 27-year-old was indicted on six counts of grand larceny and attempted grand larceny, as well as theft of services, in 2017.
After the news of her new Netflix deal was announced, Rhimes issued a statement, saying, “Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company. Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix,” Rhimes said. “He understood what I was looking for—the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation.”