Bravo has set a top-notch leading duo for its true-crime scripted anthology series, Dirty John. In his American TV debut, Eric Bana (Munich) has signed on to star opposite Connie Britton in the first season of the anthology series, from Universal Cable Productions, Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment.
Written by Chance co-creator Alexandra Cunningham, Dirty John is based on the articles and breakout true-crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. It centers on John Meehan (Bana), a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra Newell (Britton) off her feet and pulls her into his web of lies. The series chronicles the true story of how a romance with Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial and manipulation.
Dirty John received a two season, straight-to-series order from Bravo earlier this year.
Britton is executive producing with Cunningham, Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle and Charles Roven, and Los Angeles Times Studios’ Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri.
Bana, whose feature credits also include Black Hawk Down, The Hulk, Troy, Star Trek, Funny People and Lone Survivor, can currently be seen in The Forgiven, opposite Forest Whitaker, directed by Roland Joffe. He is repped by WME and Sloan, Offer, Weber and Dern.