‘Inventing Anna’ Is Only the Beginning; Where Anna Sorokin Is Today Soon Becomes a New Docuseries
After watching Inventing Anna on Netflix, many viewers want to know what happens next to Anna Sorokin (Julia Garner) and where she is today. Luckily, after binge-watching the nine-episode drama, viewers can look forward to a docuseries on the next chapter of Anna Delvey’s (aka Anna Sorokin) life. Anna switched from journalist Jessica Pressler to Bunim/Murray Productions as her media outlet.
Anna Sorokin docuseries produced by Bunim/Murray coming soon
On Feb. 15, Deadline reported that Bunim/Murray secured Anna Sorokin’s life rights after the events in Inventing Anna concluded. The new Anna Sorokin documentary will pick up where the Shonda Rhimes Netflix drama left off and tell the story of her day-to-day life after her crimes.
“Anna’s story is very much alive and still unfolding as we speak,” development director Michael Driscoll told Deadline. “We’ve been developing this project with her for months now—and spent countless hours on phone and video calls with her. She is a complicated and fascinating character, and we are looking forward to telling the next chapter of her ever-evolving tale.”
Bunim/Murray Productions created Surviving R. Kelly, MTV’s The Real World, HBO’s Transhood, PBS’s They Call Us Monsters, and Autism: The Musical. The Anna Sorokin documentary does not have a streaming home yet, but the production company has plans to shop it around to streamers and broadcasters. For reference, Netflix paid Anna Sorokin $320,000 for the rights to her New York grifter story.
Where is Anna Sorokin today?
Anna Sorokin is still in jail today, in 2022, but not for grand larceny charges. Today Sorokin is currently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Orange County jail in upstate New York for overstaying her visa.
On April 19, 2019, a grand jury found Sorokin guilty of grand larceny in the second degree, attempted grand larceny, and theft of services. At the time, Sorokin had already served two years of her four to 12-year prison sentence for the offenses.
The state of New York released Sorokin on good merit from prison on Feb. 11, 2021, after serving nearly four years. She immediately began posting on social media to followers on Twitter and Instagram. Sorokin shared photos of a documentary she began working on about her life. The posts included proof that the paparazzi followed her through New York, taking pictures and asking her plans.
However, only six weeks later, ICE took Sorokin back into custody for overstaying her visa in the United States. She remained there while awaiting deportation back to Germany. Julia Garner visited Anna Sorokin in prison to prepare herself for Netflix’s Inventing Anna role.
Sorokin believes there’s ‘a lot more’ to her story
In a New York Times interview, Anna Sorokin revealed the multiple projects she’s busy working on today from prison.
“There is definitely a lot more to my story that I’d like to share,” Sorokin explained. “With that in mind, I’m working on multiple projects. I’m working on a documentary project with Bunim Murray Productions in Los Angeles. I’m also working on a book about my time in jail and working on a podcast as well.”
However, the 31-year-old would like to add that she does not want to romanticize her early twenties life of crime.
“I’m not trying to encourage people to commit crimes,” Sorokin continued. “I’m just trying to shed light on how I made the best out of my situation without trying to glorify it. This is what I’m creating out of that story.”
All nine one-hour-long episodes of Inventing Anna are currently available for streaming on Netflix.