Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, Bravo’s scripted event series “Dirty John” tells the true story of how a romance between Debra Newell (Connie Britton) and the charismatic John Meehan (Eric Bana) spiraled into secrets, denial, manipulation, and ultimately, a fight for survival for an entire family. Their fast-tracked romance creates tension between Debra and her two daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple), leaving the girls no choice but to investigate the man who has swept their mother off her feet, while the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Jean Smart) provides insight into why Debra was so vulnerable to John in the first place.
“Dirty John” is produced by Universal Content Productions (UCP), in association with Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment. The series 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. Reiner is also set to direct the first four episodes.