Shonda Rhimes is going to start putting together her first series for Netflix. Shondaland and Netflix, Variety noted, "acquired the rights to the New York Magazine article, “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler."

Anna Delvey, a.k.a Anna Sorokin achieved notoriety in New York, Deadline wrote. October last year she was known as a German heiress and was a high-class socialite. According to Deadline, she "scammed her way into becoming an “it” [high-flyer] on the New York social scene and nearly launched a Soho House-type club."

The article that was written by Jessica Pressler was one of two, Variety reports.

Rachel DeLoache Williams wrote another one for Vanity Fair about the alleged false heiress who conned many socialites and even financial institutions. There is apparently some interest in that article too.

Sorokin wants input on who will play her role

In the meantime, it looks like Delvey is involved in negotiating over who could play her role in her story of the mega-con which saw her charged with grand larceny and theft of services. Seemingly she is an adaptable character, as the New York Post cited her as saying to the New York Magazine (NYM), “This place [Rikers] is not that bad at all actually.”

Meanwhile, Delvey is obviously picking up a few tips for the day she gets out, as she also told NYM about meeting someone inside who stole identities.

"I didn’t realize it was so easy,” she said.

Shonda Rhimes has a legacy behind her and is sure to deliver for Netflix

Anna Delvey should be a colorful character for Rhimes to explore. During her time before she was uncovered, she lived in grand hotels, was seen at fashion shows, art exhibitions and the like. She also often tipped servers with $100 bills.

New York Post described how she had rubbed "shoulders with high flyers who accepted her sketchy backstories that variously included her father being a diplomat to Russia, an oil tycoon, and an antique dealer."

Shonda Rhimes should be able to bring a great contribution to the series for Netflix as she did so well in the past 15 years with ABC.

Readers may well recall that she had a hand in "Scandal," “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Station 19,” and “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Deadline notes that Shonda Rhimes signed with Netflix in August 2017 and that this is her first gig for the giant network. And she is not alone as being one of the best Netflix could get their hands on. They also managed to woo Ryan Murphy away from his longstanding relationship with 20th Century Fox TV, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.