Anna Delvey Is Making Her Own Show To Pick Up Where Inventing Anna Left Off
It's time to hear from the real Anna.
Netflix’s Inventing Anna brought all of fraudster heiress Anna Delvey’s (aka Anna Sorokin’s) alleged cons to life, but now, Delvey is preparing to tell her side of the story. The incarcerated scammer is working with a production company to create an upcoming docuseries about her life from her perspective, but it won’t cover any of the same stuff that viewers saw on Netflix. So, what can Inventing Anna fans expect from Anna Delvey’s new docuseries?
Production company Bunim/Murray Productions announced Delvey’s new show on Tuesday, Feb. 15, four days after Netflix released Inventing Anna. Delvey’s show has not yet publicly revealed a title or release date, but the announcement made it clear that the doc will pick up where Inventing Anna left off. While Inventing Anna centered on Delvey’s alleged financial scams in New York City, leading up to her trial in 2019, the new show will be all about Delvey’s time behind bars after being convicted and sentenced for financial crimes. (Delvey was released from prison on good behavior in on Feb. 11, 2021, but six weeks later she was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for overstaying her visa.)
The announcement of Delvey’s involvement in this new series comes after she critiqued Inventing Anna for treating her like an “afterthought,” penning a letter about the show while incarcerated in ICE custody. Delvey *did* assist showrunner Shonda Rhimes and star Julia Garner in the production of the series, but shared that she didn’t approve of the direction it went in.
“Nearly four years in the making and hours of phone conversations and visits later, the show is based on my story and told from a journalist's perspective," Delvey wrote in her letter. “And while I'm curious to see how they interpreted all the research and materials provided, I can't help but feel like an afterthought, the somber irony of being confined to a cell at yet another horrid correctional facility lost between the lines, the history repeating itself.”
Details about Delvey’s new doc are still sparse, but fans should expect more information later in 2022 as production progresses.