“Inventing Anna” was created and produced by Shonda Rhimes (“How to Get Away With Murder”) and is based on a New York Magazine article from Jessica Pressler called “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People.” Anna is played by Julia Garner, who won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her performance as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix series “Ozark.” She’s also known for “The Americans,” “Maniac,” and “Dirty John.”
The cast of “Inventing Anna” also includes Anna Chlumsky as Vivian, Katie Lowes as Rachel, Laverne Cox as Kacy Duke, Alexis Floyd as Neff, Arian Moayed as Todd, Anders Holm as Jack, Anna Deavere Smith as Maud, Jeff Perry as Lou, Terry Kinney as Barry, and Jennifer Esposito as Talia Mallay.
The trailer is absolutely wild, including the switching accent from Anna, which I suppose makes total sense. It’s going to be hard not to watch this. What she says at the end of the trailer is just … well, let’s just say, I’m all in on this one.
Here is the official info for “Inventing Anna”:
This whole story is completely true. Except for all of the parts that are totally made up. Created by Shondaland, Inventing Anna, starring Emmy Award-Winning actress, Julia Garner, premieres February 11 only on Netflix.