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Dirty John 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2018– )
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Debra's seemingly perfect life is disrupted as she falls for a handsome doctor who sweeps her into a whirlwind romance. But her handsome new beau pulls Debra into a sinister game of psychological manipulation.
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John and Debra's relationship comes to a head in an unexpected way.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Connie Britton ...  Debra Newell 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Eric Bana ...  John Meehan 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Julia Garner ...  Terra Newell 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Amanda Peet ...  Betty Broderick 8 episodes, 2020
Christian Slater ...  Dan Broderick 8 episodes, 2020
Juno Temple ...  Veronica Newell 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Jean Smart ...  Arlane Hart 5 episodes, 2018-2019
Keiko Agena ...  Nancy 4 episodes, 2018-2019
Jeff Perry ...  Michael O'Neil 3 episodes, 2018-2019
Kevin Zegers ...  Toby Sellars 3 episodes, 2018-2019
Jake Abel ...  Trey 3 episodes, 2018
Judy Reyes ...  Verga 2 episodes, 2018
Sprague Grayden ...  Tonia Sells 2 episodes, 2018
Joelle Carter ...  Denise Meehan-Shepard 2 episodes, 2018-2019
John Getz ...  Dwight 2 episodes, 2018-2019
Joe Tippett ...  Bobby 2 episodes, 2018
Lindsey Kraft ...  Ruth 2 episodes, 2018-2019
Julie Dretzin 2 episodes, 2018
Vanessa Martinez ...  Celia 2 episodes, 2018
Brent Anderson ...  Detective Marco Layton 2 episodes, 2018-2019
Tiffany Splettstoeszer Tiffany Splettstoeszer ...  Danielle 2 episodes, 2018
Olivia Grace Applegate ...  Lynn / ... 2 episodes, 2018-2020
Alexander Kanellakos ...  Bar Patron 2 episodes, 2020
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Storyline

Debra Newell (Connie Britton) has a seemingly perfect life: she's successful, beautiful and lives in one of California's most desirable coastal cities, Newport Beach. The only thing missing is love. So when she finally meets charming and handsome doctor John Meehan (Eric Bana), she's quickly swept into a whirlwind romance, much to the dismay of her daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple). Their fast-tracked relationship creates tension between Debra and the girls, leaving them no choice but to investigate the stranger who has swept their mother off her feet. And with a fraught family history, the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Jean Smart) provides insight into why she may have been so vulnerable to John in the first place. As Debra gets drawn deeper into his lies and sinister game of psychological manipulation, it results in horrific consequences for an entire family. Written by Bravo

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty John See more »

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16:9 HD
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The events depicted in the series (and the series title) are adapted from the 6-episode, true-crime podcast by Wondery and the LA Times, released in 2017. The podcast was wildly popular and spent weeks at the top of the US iTunes podcast list, as well as topping lists in Australia, Canada and the UK. See more »

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A really great ride
25 December 2018 | by prospero-25482See all my reviews

We are loving it! I did not listen to the podcast so maybe that's why my reviews seems to be out of line with others here, but we are you episode six and can't wait for the next one. Julia Garner, who my love on Ozark play such a different character here but quite well. I find it amazing to see big box hero Eric Bana playing such a creep and doing it so well, he's not phoning it in here. Glad I'm already married, cuz this show and put me off dating forever. I liked Connie Britton in Friday night lights and I think she plays this role quite well, Juno Temple is such an annoying spoiled brat that you almost hate to see her be so right in the end.


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