The cast: Netflix recently announced five major casting decisions for the show, which includes…
Julia Garner: Garner, who recently won an Emmy for her role on Ozark, will play Delvey. A press release from Netflix describes the character as “a young woman in her mid-20s with a hard-to-place European accent who takes New York by storm. Either a brilliant businesswoman or a scammer extraordinaire, Anna in turn inspires loyalty, compassion, contempt, and obsession—all while leaving behind an emotional body count.”
Anna Chlumsky: The Veep alum will play Vivian, the reporter working on the story. Vivian is “working to salvage her career with just the right story. The Anna Delvey story is her golden ticket—she is willing to face any problem to get it. But as she works on the Anna story, there is one problem she never expected—Anna herself. The more Vivian pursues the truth about Anna, the more attached to Anna she becomes.”
Katie Lowes: The former Scandal star will play Rachel, who is “a natural-born follower and her blind worship of Anna almost destroys her job, her credit and her life. But while her relationship with Anna is her greatest regret, the woman she becomes because of Anna may be Anna’s greatest creation.”
Laverne Cox: Cox is set to play Kacy Duke. “A celebrity trainer and life coach, Kacy gets sucked into the Anna whirlwind but is mature and centered enough to stay out of any real trouble. When she least expects it, in the wake of Anna’s crimes, Kacy finds herself becoming a coach to more than just Anna.”
Alexis Floyd: The actress, whom you might remember as Tia on the most recent season of The Bold Type, will play Neff. “An aspiring filmmaker working as a hotel concierge, Neff knows New York and its people. Neff’s all style, all substance—more complex than most. She’s drawn in by Anna’s charm, but while passionate and loyal, she’s nobody’s fool.”
Supporting cast members: You’ll recognize plenty of familiar faces here! Arian Moayed plays Todd, Alexis Floyd plays Neff, Anders Holm plays Jack, Anna Deavere Smith plays Maud, Jeff Perry plays Lou, and Terry Kinney plays Barry. Stay tuned for more exciting cast announcements as well.
Official Inventing Anna Instagram page: Netflix has also launched the show’s official Instagram account, which you can follow here.
This post will be updated as more details emerge.