Dirty John’s new home, USA Network, has revealed the plot and leads for the second installment of the true-crime anthology.
Amanda Peet and Christian Slater will star as the leads in the season two subtitled The Betty Broderick Story which will chronicle an infamous and deadly divorce case in which a wife murdered her husband and his mistress-turned-wife in 1989.
According to Variety, Peet will play Broderick, the perfect Southern California blonde wife married to her college boyfriend Dan (Slater). “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 with whom he can happily forget the struggles of his past.”
“The first season of Dirty John was a story of twisted love and coercive control — and both these insidious elements are also present in and integral to the story of Betty Broderick, whom I have wanted to write about since I became a writer,” said series creator Alexandra Cunningham in a statement. “I can’t wait to see Amanda and Christian bring it to life.”
Season one of Dirty John starred Connie Briton and Eric Bana.