USA Network announced today that Amanda Peet (“The Romanoffs”) and Christian Slater (MR. ROBOT) will star in the second season of anthology series DIRTY JOHN, titled DIRTY JOHN: THE BETTY BRODERICK STORY. This second installment will be based on another epic true tale of love gone wrong — a story that spans the 1960s to the ’80s, through the breakdown of a marriage that Oprah deemed one of “America’s messiest divorces” even before it ended in
Peet will play Betty Broderick, the perfect Southern California blonde wife
“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. “I can’t wait to see Amanda and Christian bring it to life.”
Produced by UCP, DIRTY JOHN moves from Bravo to
DIRTY JOHN’s first season, based on the Los Angeles Times articles and breakout
Amanda Peet was most recently seen in “The Romanoffs” and “Brockmire.” Before that, she starred in “Togetherness,” created by the Duplass Brothers, and Aaron Sorkin’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” She appeared in the films “Something’s Gotta Give,” “The Whole Nine Yards,” “Syriana,” “Please Give” and “Igby Goes Down,” among others. Her play “The Commons of Pensacola,” which was produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, starred Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker. Her most recent play, “Our Very Own Carlin McCullough,” debuted last year at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Christian Slater will next reprise his role as the title character in USA’s award-winning, acclaimed series MR. ROBOT, which returns for a final season on October 6. His performance has earned him a Golden Globe® and Critics Choice Award. Most recently, Slater starred alongside Glenn Close in Bjorn Runge’s “The Wife.” Slater’s additional credits include “Archer” and “Nymphomaniac.” It was recently announced that Slater has joined UCP’s adaptation of the hit Wondery podcast DR. DEATH alongside Jamie Dornan and Alec Baldwin.