CONNIE BRITTON TO LEAD BRAVO MEDIA'S SCRIPTED ANTHOLOGY SERIES "DIRTY JOHN"
Series Hails from Universal Cable Productions, in association with Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA - March 26, 2018 - Four-time Emmy-nominee Connie Britton ("9-1-1," "Friday Night Lights," "Nashville") has signed on to star in the first season of Bravo Media's scripted anthology series DIRTY JOHN, based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. The series tells the true story of how a romance with the charismatic John Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial and manipulation. Britton will lead as Debra Newell, a successful interior designer and single mom from Orange County who falls in love with John Meehan. Britton will also serve as an executive producer.
Four-time Emmy Award-nominated Connie Britton most recently starred in the first season of FOX's "9-1-1," from executive producer Ryan Murphy. She also appeared this fall in the Golden Globe nominated, "SMILF," for Showtime. Britton is best known for her Emmy Award-nominated starring roles on "Nashville" and "Friday Night Lights." Her role on "Nashville" also earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She received another Emmy Award nomination for her role in the first installment of "American Horror Story." Additional television credits include: "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson," "Spin City," "24" and "The West Wing."
Britton recently completed production on "Land of Steady Habits," based on the debut novel from Ted Thompson, written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. Her recent film credits include "Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman," "Beatriz at Dinner," "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl," "This Is Where I Leave You," "The To-Do List," "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World" and "American Ultra."
In April 2014 Britton was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. In this role, she raises awareness of UNDP's work in poverty eradication and women's empowerment, advocating to the American and global public.
Scripted anthology series DIRTY JOHN received a two season, straight to series order from Bravo Media earlier this year. Produced by Universal Cable Productions (UCP), the studio behind Amazon's "Homecoming" and Netflix's "Umbrella Academy," in association with Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment, the series will be executive produced and written by Alexandra Cunningham ("Chance," "Desperate Housewives"). In addition to Britton, Richard Suckle and Charles Roven will serve as executive producers for Atlas Entertainment and Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri will serve as executive producers for Los Angeles Times Studios.
Britton is represented by WME, Untitled Entertainment & Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller. WME also reps Los Angeles Times Studios, Atlas Entertainment, and Alexandra Cunningham.
About Bravo Media:
Bravo Media is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network has a diverse slate of original programming that includes scripted series "Imposters," "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," and the recently announced anthology series "Dirty John," along with unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning "Top Chef," "Vanderpump Rules," "Below Deck," "Southern Charm" and the popular "Million Dollar Listing" and "The Real Housewives" franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Available in 87 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted content for all media platforms. Its robust slate of programming includes: the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," the Golden Globe nominated "The Sinner," "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G," "Suits," "Colony," and "Shooter" for USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Channel Zero," "Happy!," "Killjoys" and "The Magicians" for SYFY; "The Purge" for USA and SYFY; "Dirty John," "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce," and "Imposters" for Bravo; "The Arrangement" and "The Royals" for E!; "The Umbrella Academy" for Netflix; "Homecoming" for Amazon; "Impulse" for YouTube Red; and "HarmonQuest" for VRV. UCP's content library also features critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Battlestar Galactica" and "Psych." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.