Eric Bana Playing ‘Dirty John’ in Bravo Show Based on the Hit Podcast

Dirty John is the name of a podcast that started being released in October of 2017. Given its name, it should come as no surprise to learn that the podcast was centered around a man named John Meehan, who was sometimes nicknamed either Dirty John or something similar because of something that happened in his past at the University of Dayton. However, what is interesting is that the podcast wasn’t fiction but rather an excellent example of investigative journalism carried out by the journalist Christopher Goffard, who has had the honor of being nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

For those who are curious, Dirty John was concerned with abuse as well as how people respond to being abused. This is because the podcast is interested in Meehan’s relationship with a businesswoman named Debra Newell, who he had met via Internet dating. However, what started out as a promising relationship turned out to be something much worse for Newell, seeing as how her children soon realized that something about Meehan’s stories rung false to them. In time, this led to a horrible ordeal for Newell as it became clearer and clearer that her children had been right, which was made worse by Meehan’s manipulative nature.

Overall, Dirty John met with a positive response from a lot of people out there. Something that was made clear by the fact that it had managed to rack up more than 10 million downloads within no more than six weeks of its initial release. There were some voices that wondered whether it was necessary for the story to have been told through podcast rather than some other format, which might’ve caught the ear of someone or someones influential because it is known that there will be a Bravo series based on the podcast.

Who Has Been Chosen to Play Dirty John?

Moreover, it seems that the Bravo series is a fair way into its development process, seeing as how it has already picked out Eric Bana to play the role of John Meehan. It has been some time since Bana headed up big-budget movies, but there can be no doubt about the fact that he possesses the charm as well as the ability to project menace needed for the role. After all, he has demonstrated both abilities on numerous occasions over the course of his career so far, though it is interesting to note that this will be the first time that he has appeared on US TV.

Besides this, there are some other interesting pieces of news about the Bravo series as well. For example, it has been confirmed that it has been picked up for not one but rather two seasons. However, what is most curious is that the first season will be based on the contents of the podcast, whereas the second season will be based on an original story that was not disclosed in the same. As a result, it seems clear that people who were fascinated with the Dirty John podcast will find plenty of material in the Bravo series to hold their attention, which sounds like a step in a potentially promising direction.

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