The New York Magazine story is about Delvey, a New York socialite who became widely known for pretending to be a rich German heiress in New York's high society, where she scammed people and financial establishments to bankroll her luxurious lifestyle. While Rhimes has executive produced several series for ABC sinceScandal, she's let other writers hold the creative reigns for latter Shondaland dramas like How to Get Away with Murder and The Catch. Born Anna Sorokin, the Russian native was profiled by New York's Jessica Pressler after being arrested last year following years of lying about her wealth and background within New York City's elite social sphere.
The New York Magazine article is one of two about Delvey that has been making the rounds among various producers and studios in recent weeks.
Shonda Rhimes has picked the subject matter for her first Netflix series and it is a bit of a caper.
This will be the first series by Rhimes since signing a deal with Netflix, and the first she has created since Scandal in 2012. An aspiring filmmaker herself, Davis tweeted that she'd be involved in the project on Friday night, writing "I am beyond excited to be able to be under Shonda's wings". Shows under her umbrella, including "Grey's", "HTGAWM", "For the People" and "Station 19", have all been renewed for the upcoming season.