Eric Bana's New Netflix Series Looks Creepily Good

OMG February 14, 2019 By Hugo

Perhaps intending to make us feel grateful we are single on Valentine's Day, Netflix has just dropped the long-awaited thriller, Dirty John.

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Fronted by Eric Bana, the TV series appears to be in a similar vein to that of its recent smash "You", with all the cautionary tale trappings of what not to look for in a potential partner.

Dirty John comes from a true crime podcast sensation produced by Christopher Goffard which explored the real-life story of John Meehan and single mum Debra Newell.

A charming, handsome anaesthetist, John manages to lure his victims, which in this case, is the interior designer Debra, into his life through a series of false impressions, the main one being that he is earnest and loving.

But even those types can be creepy and untrustworthy, as Debra discovers when it transpires that he only wants to marry her for her money. 

Luckily for Debra, she has two diligent daughters on hand who become increasingly wary of John's bursts of temper.

Without spoiling any more of the series, we think this is a great series to binge on if you're single and feeling sorry for yourself or are in a relationship that scoffs at the idea of forced, cheesy romance just so companies can sell more cards in February. 

Starring alongside Eric Bana in a series which first aired on Bravo is Nashville star Connie Britton, who plays Debra Newell.

Other famous faces you might notice include June Temple as Debra's daughter and Julie Garner, who takes on the role of Terra.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, executive producer Jeffrey Reiner said, "It's all about, 'Who is John?'... We go back in time [and include] things that were not necessarily in the podcast."


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