Dirty John Season 3: What we know so far

Dirty John Season 3
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Will there be Dirty John Season 3? Read on to find out.

*Spoilers Ahead*

Dirty John is a true crime anthology series that is based on the podcast of the same name by Christopher Goffard. Each season is based on a true crime story and features an epic tale of love gone wrong.

The first season tells the story of a real-life conman John Meehan and his last victim Debra Newell, who is a wealthy interior designer and gets married to John. Debra’s two daughters find out that something is wrong and soon, John’s criminal history comes into the picture and we see the flashbacks of his past. After they get married, troubles begin, and later, John promises to get clean from drugs and leave the past behind. However, no such thing happened and in the finale, we saw Debra stabbing John 13 times for the harm he’s caused to her family.

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The second season follows the marriage and divorce of Betty and Dan Broderick. Betty was convicted for her husband’s murder and that of his second wife. The pair got married in 1969 and had five children together. Dan got involved in an affair with her assistant and later married her and admitted to infidelity. It leads to their complicated divorce, custody battles, and finally, a murder.

The first season was premiered on Netflix on February 14, 2019, and the second season on May 31, 2021. Fans are wondering if there will be a third season of the series or not and if yes, then what could be the possible plot for the show.

Here’s everything you need to know about Dirty John Season 3.

Will there be a Season 3 of Dirty John?

The series was given a two-season order when it was first announced and now that run has completed, it’s unknown if the makers will renew it for another season or not. The creators are yet to make an official announcement regarding the show’s status.

Meanwhile, you can watch the trailer for Season 2 if you haven’t seen the series yet:

Dirty John Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Dirty John Season 3 Plot

Showrunner, Alexandra Cunningham spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the thread between the previous seasons that could continue in Dirty John Season 3. She said, “We had a two-season pickup initially, but of course, I knew that John Meehan dies [at the end of season 1]…”Love gone wrong” was the thread we identified that would connect seasons, and Betty had always been in my head since before I wanted to be a writer,”

She explained, “The thing I would love to do, all things being equal, to be the ultimate example of love gone wrong is familial,”

“Not romantic love, not a couple, not a boyfriend-girlfriend like the first season or a married couple divorcing, but mother-child, siblings. Especially parentally, I think that’s where love gone wrong truly begins, that the love coming from a parent is not appropriate or twisted or not real, that is obviously one of the things that contribute to people’s future behavior. That’s something I’d love to explore if given the chance.”

So, Dirty John Season 3 could focus on ‘love gone wrong’ within a family, instead of a couple.

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Dirty John Season 3 Cast

The third season will have a brand new cast as each season follows a different story. The first two seasons had plenty of talented and popular names like Christian Slater, Connie Britton, Eric Bana, and Amanda Peet. We expect a similarly famous cast to appear in Dirty John Season 3.

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Where to watch Dirty John?

The previous seasons of Dirty John are available to watch on Netflix.