'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the true crime series

'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the true crime series
'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story' (USA Network)

The second season of the true crime anthology 'Dirty John' is due to star Amanda Peet and Christian Slater and will be taking place in the 1960s-80s. The series is to tell another shocking story of domestic tension. Moving to USA Network from Bravo, the second season of the series will chronicle the marriage and divorce of Betty and Dan Broderick, deemed "one of America's messiest divorces," by Oprah Winfrey.  So captivating was their story, in fact, that Oprah interviewed Betty in 1992.


"Here's the thing about Betty Broderick," Oprah had said of Betty, before her interview. "She had this picture in her mind of the perfect life. And when anything is disrupted in that picture that has to do with your own husband and his feeling about you, you can't stand it. She was the classic example of that." Here is everything you need to know about the true crime story coming to your screens. 


Release date

Season 2 of 'Dirty John' premieres on June 2, 2020, on the USA Network.


Based on the official synopsis, "Betty Broderick (Amanda Peet) was the perfect Southern California blonde wife and mother. Married to her handsome college boyfriend Dan (Christian Slater), Betty charms everyone she meets. After years of sacrifice and suffering, while supporting Dan through both medical and law school until he exploded into the San Diego legal community as a superstar, Betty is finally enjoying the fruits of their labors."


"That is until Dan hires Linda, a bright, beautiful young woman without baggage with whom he can happily forget the struggles of his past. Betty’s attempts to fight back and enraged refusals to accept reality only serve to isolate and destabilize her until she loses her very identity. And Dan’s cold confidence blinds him to the bear he has created, and won’t stop poking … until it’s too late."



Amanda Peet as Betty Broderick 

Amanda Peet attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

Peet will be playing the title role of Betty Broderick. The actress is best known for her work in 'Identity', 'The Whole Nine Yards', 'Syriana', 'The X-Files: I Want to Believe', '2012', and 'The Way, Way Back'. 


Christian Slater as Dan

Actor Christian Slater attends 'Burn This' Opening Night at Hudson Theatre on April 15, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Slater is known for 'The Legend of Billie Jean', 'Mr Robot', a role for which he earned the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film. He is also known for 'Alone in the Dark', 'Bobby', 'Nymphomaniac', 'King Cobra' and 'The Wife'.  


Rachel Keller as Linda Kolkena

Rachel Keller attends Netflix's 'The Society' premiere at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE on May 09, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Keller plays Linda, the woman who comes between Dan and Betty. The actress is best known for her role as Sydney Barrett in the FX television series 'Legion' and Cassandra Pressman on 'The Society'. 



The series is created by Alexandra Cunningham. She is known to be a writer and producer for 'Desperate Housewives', 'Fastlane', 'NYPD Blue', 'Rome' and 'Prime Suspect'.

Alexandra Cunningham speaks during the FYC red panel of Bravo's 'Dirty John' at Saban Media Center on May 02, 2019, in North Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

The second season of the series also boasts of an all-female director crew Maggie Kiley, Meera Menon, and Shannon Kohli, apart from Cunnighman.


You can watch the trailer here:




The chilling trailer for 'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story' shows Amanda Peet and Christian Slater in their lead roles. Betty and Dan's marriage begins to fall apart because of a younger woman who seems to have come in between them. We follow the disintegration of their marriage and Betty's handling of Dan's infidelity. 

Where to watch

'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story' will premiere on USA Network on June 2, 2020, at 9 pm ET, with two back-to-back episodes. Starting June 9, episodes will premiere in the show's usual time slot at 10 pm ET.


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