A slew of scammers and swindlers have gripped the attention of the masses in recent months: Inventing Anna, released in February on Netflix , quickly became the streaming platform’s most-watched English language series. And like many chart-topping programmes, Inventing Anna ’s story brings a magazine article to life. While this is hardly a new trend ( The Fast and The Furious and Top Gun were both based on magazine articles), it’s proving to be a winning formula for viewers. We take you through the popular programmes based on magazine articles and investigative podcasts. 1. Inventing Anna The life and lies of Anna Sorokin (known as Delvey) have become widely known, thanks to the success of the Inventing Anna series. But Sorokin’s notoriety has been growing since Jessica Pressler’s article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” was first published in New York Magazine back in 2018. 10 things you probably didn’t know about Netflix’s Love Is Blind Pressler’s article forms the basis of the television series, which chronicles the rise and fall of Sorokin, who portrayed herself as a German heiress to New York’s high society and swindled an estimated US$275,000 from friends, hotels and businesses. But Pressler is no stranger to on-screen adaptations. In 2019, her article “The Hustlers at Scores”, about a group of strippers who stole money from bankers and C-suite executives, was adapted into the film Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu. 2. Pam & Tommy Chronicling the aftermath of a stolen sex tape and the impact it had on the lives of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, Pam & Tommy is based on “The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Sex Tape”, a Rolling Stone article by Amanda Chicago Lewis. Viewers and critics alike have been impressed by star Lily James’ likeness to Pamela Anderson in the series, though it has not been without its criticisms, as its focal point is a discussion of consent, and neither Anderson nor Lee consented to the production of the series. 3. The Dropout The long-awaited Elizabeth Holmes-inspired drama was released on Hulu on March 3. Based on a six-episode podcast series of the same name by ABC News journalist Rebecca Jarvis, The Dropout follows Holmes’ life as a dropout of Stanford University to a self-made billionaire to one of the world’s most notorious fraudsters, standing accused of felony fraud. Amanda Seyfried portrays Holmes, and Naveen Andrews is cast as Sunny Balwani, Theranos’ chief operating officer and Holmes’ then-boyfriend. Jarvis served as an executive producer for the television miniseries, alongside podcast co-producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, ensuring the series aligned closely with the podcast. 17 exciting new K-dramas to watch on Netflix in 2022 4. Gaslit Scheduled for release on April 24, political thriller Gaslit is a retelling of the Watergate scandal, seen through the eyes of socialite Martha Mitchell, attorney general John Mitchell’s wife, played by Julia Roberts and Sean Penn respectively. Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin and Patton Oswalt join the cast in supporting roles. Gaslit draws information and inspiration from the first season of Slate magazine podcast Slow Burn by Leon Neyfakh. Neyfakh will serve as a consultant for the series. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .