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Netflix Adds True Crime Documentary On The Real 'Dirty John'

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Netflix Adds True Crime Documentary On The Real 'Dirty John'

Netflix has just added a true crime documentary about the real life John Meehan, better known as Dirty John.

The American crime drama Dirty John has been a real hit since it landed on the streaming service earlier this month, but the shocking storyline is actually based on the true events between John Meehan and Debra Newell.

Dirty John, The Dirty Truth will explore John's crimes, while delving into interviews with people involved in the case - including the other women he attempted to con, much like the hugely popular Abducted In Plain Sight.

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The 90-minute film will also feature interviews with John's two daughters, who reveal intimate details about his private life - from how he got into drug dealing, to how many other women he's tricked into falling for him.

In case you've not seen the drama, it was based on Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard's true crime podcast, which followed John and Debra's story.

Connie Britton played Debra Newell, a wealthy and successful interior designer, who falls for a con man posing as a doctor called John (Eric Bana).

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It's not long before John's dirty tricks come to the surface, as it's revealed he's lied and manipulated virtually every person around him as well as resorting to violence.

Meehan set his sights on Debra Newell after meeting her on a dating site. Credit: California Department of Corrections
Meehan set his sights on Debra Newell after meeting her on a dating site. Credit: California Department of Corrections

Yesterday it was revealed a second season of Dirty John will be coming to the streaming service, but until then Dirty John, The Dirty Truth should be enough to keep us occupied on the dramatic story.

According to Deadline, the second season will come with an entirely new cast who will follow a 'different and self-contained story,' although it's not yet known whether it will be based on true events or be entirely fictional.

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Season two will be produced by Herzog & Co and Los Angeles Times Studios, with executive producers Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Desperate Housewives' Alexandra Cunningham all on board, so it's fair to say our expectations are high.

Dirty John and Dirty John, The Dirty Truth are both available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

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