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Netflix Is Bringing the Second Season of the 'Dirty John' TV Series to Your Streaming Queue

The true-crime series returns — this time with a case dating back to the 80s, and starring Amanda Peet and Christian Slater.
By Sarah Ward
July 18, 2020
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Netflix Is Bringing the Second Season of the 'Dirty John' TV Series to Your Streaming Queue

The true-crime series returns — this time with a case dating back to the 80s, and starring Amanda Peet and Christian Slater.
By Sarah Ward
July 18, 2020
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First, the Dirty John podcast brought the tale of John Meehan to listeners' ears. Then, as tends to occur with true-crime hits, it was turned into a dramatised television series. Now, as also often happens when a TV show strikes a chord, it's kicking on for a second season — focusing on a completely different case, and once again heading to Netflix Down Under.

Launching in Australia and New Zealand on Friday, August 14, Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story steps into the story of its eponymous figure. If it sounds somewhat familiar, that's because the events covered date back to the late 80s. In the early 90s, they even inspired an episode of Law & Order. More recently, Los Angeles Times podcast It Was Simple: The Betty Broderick Murders also explored the details — with the same publication behind journalist Christopher Goffard's original Dirty John podcast.

Starring Amanda Peet and Christian Slater as as Betty and Daniel Broderick, as well as Legion's Rachel Keller in a pivotal role, The Betty Broderick Story is another Dirty John tale about sex, lies and murder. Here, a seemingly idyllic marriage first breaks down, then gives rise to a double homicide. If you don't already know the ins and outs, this is also another true-crime case best discovered by watching, with the mini-series unfurling the minutiae across eight episodes. Prepare for quite a few ups and downs, obviously.

The eight-episode series has just finished its week-to-week run on US television, but Netflix will drop all eight episodes at once.

Check out the trailer below:

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story drops on Netflix Down Under on August 14, 2020.

Top image: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network.

Published on July 18, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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