‘Dirty John Season 2’ Is Taking A Dark Twist With This Real-Life Murder Case

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Published 12.09.19
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Sinister details of the second series of Dirty John have been released and it will be based on a real-life domestic murder

Season one was based on the true story of the sociopath John Meegan (Dirty John) and his victim Debra Newell, which was also a Los Angeles Times podcast of the same name.

Following its release, Dirty John created a cult-like following, with its dedicated fanbase hooked on the sinister series.

The series’ creator Alexandra Cunningham, who also conceived and wrote season one, said about it: “The first season of Dirty John was a story of twisted love and coercive control, and both these insidious elements are also present in and integral to the story of Betty Broderick, whom I have wanted to write about since I became a writer.”

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News of a second series was welcomed greatly by fans when it was announced, with it set to offer more drama, suspense and strangeness than ever before.

What is Dirty John season two called?

Like American Horror Story, Dirty John is becoming a self-contained story within one series. As such, the new series will be named “Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story” which goes into the story of Betty (Amanda Peet) and Dan (Christian Slater) Broderick.

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What is Dirty John season two about?

Apparently, it will be thematically similar to the first season which starred Connie Britton and Eric Bana, focusing on yet another true tale of love that’s gone horribly wrong.

The plot focuses “on a story that spans the 1960s to the ’80s, through the breakdown of a marriage that Oprah Winfrey deemed one of ‘America’s messiest divorces’ even before it ended in double homicide.

“After years of sacrifice and suffering while supporting Dan (Slater) through both medical and law school until he exploded into the San Diego legal community as a superstar, Betty (Peet) is finally enjoying the fruits of their labours. That is, until Dan hires Linda, a bright, beautiful young woman with whom he can happily forget the struggles of his past.”

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The show spans 20 years and will chronicle the relationship of the couple, their breakdown and the tragic end of a relationship going drastically wrong.

The series Creator Alexandra Cunnigham shows greats excitement of the upcoming series, stating:

“The first season of Dirty John was a story of twisted love and coercive control, and both these insidious elements are also present in and integral to the story of Betty Broderick, whom I have wanted to write about since I became a writer.”

When is Dirty John season two out?

Dirty John is set to air on USA Network in 2020, meaning we can expect it on Netflix shortly afterwards.

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