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6 TV Shows Like “Inventing Anna” You Should Watch Next

It’s a tale that reads more like a plot of Gossip Girl than a real life incident. We are of course talking about the story of Anna Sorokin – or Anna Delvey as she was known to the New York socialites she swindled. And while we may not have wanted an on-screen reimagining, we were right. Netflix’s adaptation of this story has created some truly gripping television. We engulfed Invent Anna and now we are desperate for more.

So if like us, you have inhaled Julia Garner’s portrait of the crook of the century, then we offer you a list of 6 shows like Invent Anna line up afterwards.

The stall

Rivaled by a bit of white-collar crime? Look no further than the story of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. Once crowned the world’s self-proclaimed youngest female billionaire, The stall on Disney+ follows its subsequent downfall mirroring the podcast of the same name. Amanda Seyfried delivers a compelling and sometimes eerie Holmes that perfectly captures the tension between the American Dream, healthcare, and late-stage capitalism.

Fire

Anna Sorokin may have run away with the title of “Con of the Century”, but it will take a few more documentaries to make us forget the fiasco that was the Fyre Festival. Endorsed by supermodels like Em Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and more, Fyre has been touted as an unforgettable festival experience. Punters partied in Exuma in the Bahamas with celebrities, ate dishes prepared by Steven Starr, slept in luxury bungalows and listened to an incredible list of live music. None of this happened. Learn more about reality in this Netflix documentary.

rogue tinder

A dating horror story. If you couldn’t take your eyes off Invent Anna, so The Tinder scammer should be next on your list – that’s if you haven’t already skipped it. It’s a story we’ve all heard before, but with a modern twist. a man bombs his last romantic partner, leveraging great displays of love and affection to manipulate them into handing over money. In this Netflix documentary, the focus is on Simon Leviev and the women he used as unwitting investors in his Ponzi scheme. Dive.

The defeat

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Nothing turns our stomachs more than Hugh Grant in Cancellation. He plays a pediatric oncologist named Jonathan whose benefactor status and self-deprecating smile obscures a grim truth. When his wife Grace, played by Nicole Kidman, learns that a mother at her son’s school is violently murdered, her whole world begins to crumble, starting with everything she thought she knew about her husband.

Gossip Girl

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A series where a well-dressed woman swindles the New York elite? Gossip Daughter walked so Anna Delvey could run. In fact, one cannot help but think that Blair Waldorf was the reference of all his intrigues. Imagine, Sorokin wakes up after a long day of deception, turns on Netflix, and lands on an episode directed by Georgina Sparks or Charlie Rhodes – true masters of deception. You will have to see it for yourself.

ozark

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It will only take you one episode to realize you can’t trust anyone on Ozark. The show follows the Byrde family as they uproot themselves to the Ozarks in order to set up a money laundering scheme and avoid serious consequences at the hands of a Mexican drug cartel. Being low-key with their business involves hoarding a lot of corpses, betraying family, and yes, lots of lies. The series is anchored by a range of strong women, including Julia Garner.


Now that you’ve had your fill of TV shows like Invent Anna, lean into the greed of New York with our favorite shows like Succession.

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