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PRODUCTION BEGINS ON BRAVO MEDIA’S ‘DIRTY JOHN’ IN LOS ANGELES

Golden Globe® Award Winner Jeffrey Reiner Set to Direct Premiere Episode; Additional Casting Announced

Series Hails From Universal Cable Productions, in Association with Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment

Los Angeles, CA July 24, 2018 – Bravo Media’s scripted anthology series “Dirty John,” starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana, has commenced production on location in the Greater Los Angeles area and on the Universal Studios lot. Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, “Dirty John” tells the true story of how Debra’s (Britton) romance with the charismatic John Meehan (Bana) spiraled into secrets, denial and manipulation. Golden Globe® Award Winner Jeffrey Reiner (“The Affair,” “Friday Night Lights”) is set to direct the first four episodes and will also serve as an executive producer. Set to premiere on Bravo later this year, “Dirty John” is produced by Universal Cable Productions (UCP), in association with Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment.

Joining the previously announced Julia Garner, Juno Temple and Jean Smart, additional casting includes Kevin Zegers (“Fear the Walking Dead”) as Debra’s nephew Toby; Keiko Agena (“The First”) as Debra’s coworker Nancy; John Karna (“Valley of the Boom”) as Jimmy, Terra’s (Garner) boyfriend; Sprague Grayden (“The Following“) as John’s first wife Tonia; and Cliff Chamberlain (“Altered Carbon”) as Ethan, John’s best man from his first marriage. Zegers is repped by Management 360 and Gersh; Agena by Joseph Le Agency and Link; Karna by Gersh and Coronel Group; Grayden by AKA and Untitled Entertainment; and Chamberlain by Innovative and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Rounding out the production team are Emmy®-nominated Production Designer Ruth Ammon (“Heroes”), Director of Photography Todd McMullen (“The Newsroom”), Emmy-winning Casting Directors Linda Lowy & John Brace (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Friday Night Lights”), and Costume Designers Guild Award-nominated Susie DeSanto (“Nashville”). Sarit Klein (“Jessica Jones”) joins as Make-Up Department Head and Emmy-nominated Dena Green (“Desperate Housewives”) will serve as Hair Department Head. Music for the series will be composed by Emmy-nominated Mark Mothersbaugh (“The Last Man on Earth”).

“Dirty John” will be executive produced and written by Alexandra Cunningham (“Chance,” “Desperate Housewives”) with Richard Suckle and Charles Roven serving as executive producers for Atlas Entertainment; Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri serving as executive producers for Los Angeles Times Studios; along with Connie Britton, Eric Bana and Jeffrey Reiner serving as executive producers.

Other UCP series that have filmed on the Universal Studios lot include Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming Julia Roberts-led series, “Homecoming” and USA Network’s limited series “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.”

About Bravo Media:

Bravo Media is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network has a diverse slate of original programming that includes scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” and the recently announced anthology series “Dirty John,” along with unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Available in 87 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.

About Universal Cable Productions:

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted content. Its premium slate of programming includes: “Homecoming” for Amazon Prime Video; “The Umbrella Academy” for Netflix; “The Act” for Hulu; “Dirty John” for Bravo; the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” the Golden Globe nominated “The Sinner,” “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G,” “The Purge” and “Suits” for USA Network; “Impulse” for YouTube Premium; “Happy!,” “The Magicians” and “Channel Zero” for SYFY. UCP’s content library also features 800 hours of award-winning and critically acclaimed content, including the Emmy Award-winning “Monk,” the Peabody and Hugo Award-winning “Battlestar Galactica” and the Emmy nominated “Psych.” UCP is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jonathan Fieweger

Universal Cable Productions
818-777-9775

Jonathan.Fieweger@nbcuni.com

Rebecca Boswell

Bravo Media

818-684-2510

Rebecca.Boswell@nbcuni.com

Imani Ellis

Bravo Media

212-664-3657

Imani.Ellis@nbcuni.com