WATCH: An all-star cast feature in the first trailer for this true-life crime series based on a hit podcast
"The scariest part is this really happened."
So goes the tagline for Dirty John, which is based on a hugely popular true-crime podcast of the same name, and here has been adapted for the small screen.
Following in the footsteps of the once-a-podcast, now-a-big-TV-show set by Julia Robert's new series Homecoming, Dirty John has a similarly fantastic cast, including Eric Bana (Black Hawk Down), Connie Britton (American Horror Story), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), and Jean Smart (Legion).
The plot synopsis - which, remember, is based on a true story - by the producers of the show goes as follows: Debra Newell (Connie Britton) has a seemingly perfect life: she's successful, beautiful and lives in one of California's most desirable coastal cities, Newport Beach. The only thing missing is love.
So when she finally meets charming and handsome doctor John Meehan (Eric Bana), she's quickly swept into a whirlwind romance, much to the dismay of her daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple). Their fast-tracked relationship creates tension between Debra and the girls, leaving them no choice but to investigate the stranger who has swept their mother off her feet.
With a fraught family history, the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Jean Smart) provides insight into why she may have been so vulnerable to John in the first place. As Debra gets drawn deeper into his lies and sinister game of psychological manipulation, it results in horrific consequences for an entire family.
Dirty John premieres on Bravo on Sunday 25 November.
Check out the trailer below.
Clip via TV Guide