Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story Trailer Starring Amanda Peet, Christian Slater
USA Network has released the trailer for Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, the second installment in the Dirty John anthology series starring Amanda Peet (Brockmire, Togetherness, The Good Wife) and Golden Globe winner Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, Dr. Death, True Romance). The Betty Broderick Story follows Betty (Peet) and the wild downward spiral of her marriage to Dan (Slater) in what Oprah Winfrey deemed one of “America’s messiest divorces” before it ended in double homicide (via Deadline). You can check out the trailer now in the player below!
Set in the ’60s and well into the ’80s, the season follows Betty, the perfect Southern California blonde wife and mother while her handsome husband Dan charms everyone she meets. She supported him through medical and law school and things shifted when he became a superstar in the San Diego legal community. Just when she was celebrating Dan’s success, he hires Linda, a beautiful young woman — and that’s where things start to unravel. Betty attempts to fight back against Dan’s cold confidence and she loses her identity as things go off the rails.
Produced by UCP, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story is written by Alexandra Cunningham, who also executive produces along with Jessica Rhoades (The Affair, Sharp Objects), season one star Connie Britton, Atlas Entertainment and Los Angeles Times Studios. Netflix co-produces and has first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.
The Betty Broderick Story will air later this year on USA Network.