Fake German heiress Anna Delvey is shopping around a reality TV series set in Manhattan apartment where she hosts dinner parties while serving out her house arrest
- The show’s working title is Delvey’s Dinner Club and has signed on a producer
- Delvey’s Dinner Club would feature guests eating at Delvey’s NYC apartment
- Delvey, also known as Anna Sorokin, posed as a German heiress in NYC for years
Anna Sorokin is shopping around a reality TV show about her life, which she said will provide a ‘glimpse of the real’ woman who posed as fake German heiress Anna Delvey for years.
With the working title ‘Delvey’s Dinner Club,’ the show would see the 32-year-old inviting guests over to the New York City apartment where she is serving her house arrest while they have candid, unscripted conversations about her life and crimes.
The show has already signed on the production company Butternut, which is run by former Food Network president Courney White and media mogul Bren Montgomery of Wheelhouse Entertainment.
Butternut and Sorokin are currently shopping the project around to platforms in the hopes it will be picked up. Previously, Netflix paid Sorokin about $350,000 to make a dramatization about her story.
Anna Sorokin looking out the window of her East Village apartment in New York City
Anna Sorokin standing on the stoop of her East Village apartment in New York City
In a statement, Sorokin talked said she was excited about the prospect of bringing together a ‘curated group of friends’ in her show.
‘There’s nothing like the experience of bringing together a curated group of friends to share life stories and enjoy a great culinary experience,’ she said.
‘I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Wheelhouse and Butternut to bring my vision to a wider audience and share a glimpse of the real Anna Delvey.’
White added that the show would reveal ‘who Anna really is.’
‘It’s often said the best way to get to know someone is to share a meal with them. We’re all desperate to know who Anna really is,’ White said.
‘Delvey’s Dinner Club will reveal the actual woman behind everything we’ve read and watched about Anna. She is breaking her story in her own words and we believe she will defy viewers’ expectations.’
Anna Sorokin in court in New York City in 2019
Anna Sorokin on trial in New York City in 2019
The show’s ‘esteemed guests’ will show encouraged to ask Sorokin about her criminal exploits, according to a press release.
It will also focus on Sorokin’s experience living under house arrest in the East Village apartment she has been living in since her release from prison last fall.
Sorokin was found guilty of grand larceny in 2019, and was also imprisoned by immigration for overstaying her visa.
For years she posed as Anna Delvey, a German heiress of her own fabrication, and hoodwinked New York City’s elite into giving her hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In reality, she was born to working class Russian parents and grew up in Germany, before moving to New York City in 2013 to begin her ruse, which included fabricating financial documents to back up her claims of having multi-millions in trust funds and swindle banks, realtors, and friends into paying for her lavish life.
The East Village apartment where Anna Sorokin lives
Anna Sorokin was portrayed by Julia Garner (above) in the show Inventing Anna
Sentenced to 12 years in prison for her crimes, she served just two of them for good behavior.
Delvey’s Dinner Club would not be her first foray into television.
Last year she was portrayed by actress Julia Garner in the miniseries Inventing Anna, written by Shonda Rhimes.
She used the more than quarter-million dollars Netflix gave her for the show to pay back some of the victims of her con.
Sorokin was put under house arrest in October 2022 after 18 months in ICE custody. The judge ruled she was not a danger to the public as she posted $10,000 bond.
‘I feel like I deserve a second chance, it was my mistake that I made and I served my time and I feel like I should deserve a second opportunity,’ she said in a CNN interview in October from her East Village apartment.
Sorokin faces deportation to Germany after completing her criminal sentence in February 2021 – for convictions of grand larceny and thefts totaling $275,000, including stealing at least one flight on a private jet.
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