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Anna Sorokin doesn’t go far for her next step.
Sorokin, who became the subject of Netflix’s invent Anna after posing as a wealthy German heiress named Anna Delvey while living in NYC, she announced on Wednesday that she will star in an unscripted reality series while under house arrest. The show, currently titled Delvey’s Dinner Club, will follow Sorokin, 32, in her East Village apartment as she hosts a collection of actors, musicians, founders, socialites, journalists and more for private invite-only dinners.
Hosted by private chefs, the intimate evenings feature equally intimate conversations about “Anna’s experience within the criminal justice system, her strategy to rebuild her image, and her plans for the future,” according to a release.
For four years, Russian-born Sorokin used a fake persona to issue invalid credit cards and fake bank statements, bouncing from hotel to hotel and stealing an estimated $275,000. She was arrested in October 2017 after a sting operation and was found guilty in April 2019 of eight charges, including first-degree attempted grand larceny, second-degree grand larceny, third-degree grand larceny, and theft of services.
Sorokin was subsequently released from prison early in February 2021, before being taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after overstaying her visa. She chose to spend 18 months in immigration detention rather than return to Europe. Since she was released, she has been barred from joining social media and must use electronic surveillance.
For Delvey’s Dinner ClubSorokin has teamed up with Butternut, a Wheelhouse-based lifestyle media company led by former Food Network president Courtney White.
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“Nothing beats the experience of bringing together a curated group of friends to share life stories and enjoy a great culinary experience,” she said in a statement. “I am 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.”
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty Anna Sorokin aka Anna Delvey
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The limited Netflix series invent Anna starring Julia Garner as Sorokin will premiere in February 2022. Sorokin reportedly received $320,000 for the rights to adapt her life story, money she allegedly used to pay restitution, according to Insider.