TV show dates: November 25, 2018 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Connie Britton, Eric Bana, Juno Temple, Julia Garner, Jean Smart, Amanda Peet, Christian Slater, and Rachel Keller with Missi Pyle, Emily Bergl, Holley Fain, Lena Georgas, Tiera Skovbye, and Chris Mason.
TV show description:
A scripted true crime anthology series, Dirty John is based on a podcast of the same name by Christopher Goffard. The series was created and written by Alexandra Cunningham.
In the first season, a romance spirals into a web of secrets, denial, and manipulation with horrific consequences for a family. Debra Newell (Britton) is both beautiful and successful. She seemingly has a perfect life in Newport Beach, a very desirable coastal city in California. Unfortunately, this middle age lady doesn’t have love.
When she finally meets charming and handsome doctor John Meehan (Bana), Debra is quickly swept off her feet — much to the dismay of her daughters, Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple). The tension leaves the girls no choice but to investigate the stranger their mother adores.
With a troubled family history, the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Smart) provides insight into why she may have been so vulnerable to John’s charms. As Debra is drawn deeper into his lies and psychological manipulation, horrific events unfold.
Season two of the anthology series follows a shocking story of love, betrayal, and death that’s based on the lives of Betty and Dan Broderick. Betty (Peet) was the perfect Southern California blonde wife and mother. Married to her handsome college boyfriend, Dan (Slater), Betty charms everyone she meets. She sacrifices and suffers for years while supporting Dan through both medical and law school. He ultimately becomes a superstar in the San Diego legal community and Betty can finally enjoy the fruits of their labors. But then, Dan hires Linda (Keller), a bright, beautiful young woman. With Linda, he can happily forget the struggles of his past but, what about Betty?
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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