The Dirty John house and island locations: Where is Dirty John filmed?

Where is Dirty John filmed
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Dirty John is a popular true crime podcast published by Los Angeles Times, transformed into TV series for Bravo and now released internationally on Netflix.

The series is back for Season 2, this time portraying The Betty Broderick Story, starring Christian Slater and Amanda Peet.

In season one, Australian actor Eric Bana (Chopper, Munich) was John Meehan, a charismatic sociopath that seduced Debra Newell, played by Connie Britton (Nashville, American Horror Story). Debra's daughters were performed by Juno Temple (Vinyl, Atonement) and Julia Garner (Ozark, Maniac).

Dirty John season one was primarily filmed in a studio in Los Angeles, in Long Beach, Newport Beach and Calabasas. We will update this report including the new season two filming locations:

Dirty John house
In the series, the luxurious get away rented house of the couple is located in the exclusive Balboa Island. However, we found the exact address of the front line sea property at 47 Vista Del Golfo in Naples Island (Long Beach).
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Bravo - Map

Dirty John Island
Establishing shots and a few scenes from the first episode were filmed at Balboa Island and Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. Image courtesy of Wayne Hsieh and Bravo - Map

Company Headquarters building
Debra's company, Madeira Interiors, was shot at 27030 Malibu Hills Rd, located between Agoura Hills and Calabasas. Image courtesy of Bravo and Google Maps

Marriage venue
The flashback scenes of John’s wedding with his first wife Tonia in Dayton (Ohio), were filmed in the Long Beach Petroleum Club at 3636 Linden Ave. The real Dead to Me city where the series is shot in San Pedro, is also located very close from this neighborhood. Image courtesy of Bravo and Google Maps

Dirty John drehort
The rock formations from the last episode look like the ones you can find in the awesome Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree National Park. Image by Michael WintersImage courtesy of Bravo - Map

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  1. What church did they use for DJ? Is it located in Newport Beach?


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