Netflix has revealed some intriguing details about season two of Dirty John, the true-crime drama based on real events as detailed in the popular podcast of the same name.
Season One of Dirty John told the story of the sociopathic con man John Meehan and his victim Debra Newell. Connie Britton played Debra, a wealthy, successful interior designer and owner of a design company, who is hoodwinked by Meehan (played by Eric Bana), a charismatic and elusive man, who uses deceit and manipulation to seduce her and further his parasitic lifestyle.Check out the trailer for Dirty John in the video below:
The series was critically acclaimed and received a number of rave reviews, even if liberties had been taken with real-life events. However, the second season, produced by Herzog & Co and Los Angeles Times Studios, will allegedly delve into a completely different ''self-contained'' storyline: showing a love story which goes disastrously wrong.
The second season will apparently portray the murder of Dan Broderick by Betty Broderick (played by Christian Slater and Amanda Peet, respectively). The couple first met at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana in 1965, and later married on April 12, 1969. By 1985, the marriage had broken down, after Dan was accused of having an affair with his legal assistant Linda. An ugly divorce followed, which turned into something far worse.
After the divorce, Betty's behaviour deteriorated, she became increasingly more violent and irrational. She left hundreds of obscene and profanity-laden messages on Dan's answering machine, vandalised his home, ignored restraining orders, and even drove her car through the wall of his home.
All this came to a brutal climax at 5:30 AM on Sunday, November 5, 1989, when Betty broke into Dan's house and shot him and his new wife to death in their beds. Betty immediately gave herself up to the police and was later sentenced to two consecutive 15-year terms in prison for homicide in the second degree. She will not be eligible for parole again until January 2032.Watch this Dr Phil interview with the real-life woman who inspired the show and podcast:
I can't wait to check this out when it's released on Netflix. I have a feeling it will be spine-chilling!