"I wanted a husband and a family. Dan needed a wife that could wait on him. I would have been treated better if I'd been a dog and served my master," Peet's Betty narrates the trailer. "I'm amazed it only took one bullet to kill Dan Broderick."
The Brodericks' love story-gone-wrong spans decades, beginning in the '60s, as the college sweethearts become the picture of domestic perfection as a Southern California power lawyer and his faithful housewife. But the 16-year marriage ends when Dan starts up an affair with his secretary, spurring courtroom confessions, psych ward commitments and, eventually, murder.
"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," series creator Alexandra Cunningham said.
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story is "coming soon" to USA Network.