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09th Jun 2018

Shonda Rhimes’ first series with Netflix will be your new favourite binge-watch

Details of the Grey's Anatomy producer's first show with the streaming service have been revealed.

Keeley Ryan

Shonda Rhimes’s first project with Netflix has been revealed – and it sounds unreal.

The Grey’s Anatomy producer will be taking on the story of Anna Delvey, the recent so-crazy-that-it-could-only-be-real tale of how a wannabe socialite conned everyone around her for millions of dollars.

27-year-old Delvey, who is currently being held without bond in Rikers Island, posed as a German heiress who connected many of New York City’s elite.

Last year, she ended up being indicted on six counts of grand larceny and attempted grand larceny, as well as the theft of services.

She has also been recently profiled in a number of pieces, including New York Magazine’s piece, How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People.

That is the article, according to Entertainment Weekly, that the series will be based on.

The publication report that Shondaland and Netflix acquired the rights to the article, with Rhimes attached to write.

The series will be the first one she has created as part of her four-year deal with Netflix. 

The move last year marked a split from ABC, the network where Rhimes had built her career with shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder. 

Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said at the time:

“Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest storytellers in the history of television.

“Her work is gripping, inventive, pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, taboo-breaking television at its best.

“I’ve gotten the chance to know Shonda and she’s a true Netflixer at heart — she loves TV and films, she cares passionately about her work, and she delivers for her audience. We’re so excited to welcome her to Netflix.”