The first trailer has been unveiled for Bravo’s upcoming limited series Dirty John. The series is based on the true dark story of John Meehan, an attractive and romantic charmer who sweeps a woman named Debra Newell off her feet and ends up dragging her into his web of crazy lies.
The movie stars Eric Bana and Connie Britton and it comes from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard who hosted a podcast that told the crazy-ass story. Dirty John is the first season of a new anthology series. It will consist of eight episodes that will follow the events of the podcast, but according to Vanity Fair, the series will “delve deeper than the podcast did, and will also explore different perspectives.”
Here is the official synopsis for Dirty John:
Debra Newell (Britton) has a seemingly perfect life: she’s successful, beautiful and lives in one of California’s most desirable coastal cities, Newport Beach. The only thing missing is love. So when she finally meets charming and handsome doctor John Meehan (Bana), she’s quickly swept into a whirlwind romance, much to the dismay of her daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple). Their fast-tracked relationship creates tension between Debra and the girls, leaving them no choice but to investigate the stranger who has swept their mother off her feet. And with a fraught family history, the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Jean Smart) provides insight into why she may have been so vulnerable to John in the first place. As Debra gets drawn deeper into his lies and sinister game of psychological manipulation, it results in horrific consequences for an entire family.
Dirty John premieres on Bravo on November 25, 2018.