Bravo’s Dirty John, inspired by a harrowing true story, finishes up season one on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT. Episode eight titled “This Young Woman Fought Like Hell” completes the story of John Meehan (Eric Bana) and Debra Newell (Connie Britton). Season two of the dramatic anthology series will be based on a different true story.
In addition to Connie Britton (American Horror Story, Nashville) and Eric Bana (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Deliver Us From Evil), the season one cast includes Juno Temple (The Most Hated Woman in America), Julia Garner (Ozark, The Americans), Alexander Gomez (Too Old to Die Young), Jake Abel (Love & Mercy, Supernatural), Jean Smart (A Simple Favor, Legion), Judy Reyes (One Day at a Time, Jane the Virgin), and Kevin Zegers (Fear the Walking Dead, Notorious).
Alexandra Cunningham created the series and Jeffrey Reiner directs. Cunningham, Reiner, Richard Suckle, Charles Roven, Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri executive produce season one.
“This Young Woman Fought Like Hell” Plot: John and Debra’s relationship comes to a head in an unexpected way.
The Dirty John Plot:
Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, Bravo’s scripted event series Dirty John tells the true story of how a romance between Debra Newell (Britton) and the charismatic John Meehan (Bana) spiraled into secrets, denial, manipulation, and ultimately, a fight for survival for an entire family.
Their fast-tracked romance creates tension between Debra and her two daughters Terra (Garner) and Veronica (Temple), leaving the girls no choice but to investigate the man who has swept their mother off her feet, while the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Smart) provides insight into why Debra was so vulnerable to John in the first place.