This whole story is completely true. Except for all of the parts that are totally made up.
The series, which begins streaming on Friday, Feb. 11, stars Ozark‘s Julia Garner as the mysterious (and mysteriously accented) titular character, whom the official logline says “stole the hearts of New York’s social scene — and stole their money, as well. But is Anna New York’s biggest con woman, or is she simply the new portrait of the American dream?”
The series is inspired by the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its Banks.”
The series’ cast also includes Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Katie Lowes (Scandal), Jeff Perry (Scandal), Arian Moayed (Succession), Terry Kinney (Billions), Anders Holm (Workaholics), Anna Deveare Smith (For the People) and Alexis Floyd (The Bold Type).