Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin Lands Her Own Reality Show—While She’s Under House Arrest

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Anna Sorokin, the fake German heiress known as Anna Delvey who was convicted of fraud and was accused of scamming her way through elite New York City circles, will be the subject of a new reality show, which will be filmed while she’s on house arrest as her immigration case plays out.

Key Facts

Called Delvey’s Dinner Club, the series will film inside Sorokin’s East Village apartment—where she has been living since October, when she was released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in New York— according to a press release.

Sorokin will host dinner parties at her home, where “actors, musicians, founders, socialites, journalists and other esteemed guests” will eat around “a private-chef catered table” for “candid conversations where no topic is off-limits,” and will also feature interviews with Sorokin and her guests.

Sorokin said she’s “grateful” to be able to “to bring my vision to a wider audience and share a glimpse of the real Anna Delvey.”

The series is being produced by Wheelhouse and Butternut, and it’s not clear how it will be distributed.

Surprising Fact

Sorokin cannot post on social media “either directly or by a third party” as part of her house arrest conditions.

Key Background

Sorokin was convicted in 2019 of grand larceny, attempted grand larceny and theft of services, which she committed by acting as Anna Delvey, a German heiress with a $67 million trust fund, who was trying to start the Anna Delvey Foundation, an elite social club. She was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison, and was released in 2021—before she was arrested by ICE for overstaying her visa. She was ultimately granted house arrest after posting a $10,000 bond last fall, as she fights to stay in the U.S.

Tangent

Sorokin was the subject of an immensely popular Netflix miniseries from Shonda Rhimes, Inventing Anna, which aired last year. Julia Garner won an Emmy for her portrayal of Sorokin. Sorokin sold her story to Netflix for over $300,000, and has since been selling her own artwork through Founders Art Club, and as of December had sold over $250,000 worth of pieces. Delvey told Forbes last month she was going to be getting on the platform Passes, where she plans to post exclusive vlogs for subscribers. “People are curious [about my life]

. Not everybody gets to go to jail as much as me, I guess,” she said. She lives in a $4,250-a-month one bedroom apartment, which is decorated in thousands of dollars of art borrowed from a gallery. Her dinner party plans were announced last year, though Sorokin told Forbes she was hoping to upgrade her apartment before hosting them.

Further Reading

Reinventing Anna: Fake Heiress Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin Is Ready For Her Next Close-Up (Forbes)

Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin Granted House Arrest Amid Immigration Battle (Forbes)

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