Trailer: Netflix to debut Dirty John on Valentine’s Day
Staff Reporter | On 19, Jan 2019Reading time: 2 mins
“I’m trying to find somebody who’s a good person…” That’s the sound of Debra Newell finding a man who’s anything but in Dirty John, Netflix’s new true crime series.
From Bravo, the anthology is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, which begins with the story of “Dirty” John Meehan and his relationship with Debra Newell. John is a handsome and romantic doctor, who sweeps Debra off her feet, but pulls her into a web of lies, denial and survival.
Connie Britton stars as Newell, opposite Eric Bana as Meehan.
The scripted series, which has been commissioned for two seasons, is executive produced and written by Alexandra Cunningham (Chance, Desperate Housewives), and premiered on Bravo in the US last November. Before then, Netflix snapped up the international rights, and will premiere the show in the UK, as well as releasing it online in the US.
Described by the streaming service as “sexy, provocative and harrowing”, the real-life thriller will join the recently released You, a darkly twisted story of a stalker romance that has become a smash hit – it is currently on course to be watched by over 40 million Netflix accounts in its first month. Dirty John lands on Netflix, appropriately enough, on 14th February 2019.
Here’s the trailer:
Dirty John is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
Netflix snaps up international rights to Dirty John
25th July 2018
Netflix has snapped up the international rights to Dirty John.
The Bravo anthology series is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, which charts the story of “Dirty” John Meehan and his relationship with Debra Newell.
Connie Britton stars in the series as Newell, opposite Eric Bana as Meehan. A handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra off her feet, he pulls her into a web of lies, denial and survival.
The scripted series has been commissioned for two seasons by Bravo Media, with Universal Cable Productions (UCP) producing in association with Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment.
The series is executive produced and written by Alexandra Cunningham (Chance, Desperate Housewives), with Richard Suckle and Charles Roven serving as executive producers for Atlas Entertainment and Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri on board as executive producers for Los Angeles Times Studios. Jeffrey Reiner (The Affair, Friday Night Lights) will executive produce and direct the pilot episode. Britton and Bana are also exec producers.
The series will premiere on Bravo in the US and will premiere on Netflix in the UK and overseas, before also arriving on Netflix in the USA.