The new true-crime drama A Friend of the Family will chronicle the horrible events of Jan Broberg Felt's childhood once more. If you don't know Jan Broberg's name or haven't watched the Netflix documentary Abducted in Plain Sight, allow us to introduce you to her heartbreaking story.
At the ages of twelve and fourteen, Robert Berchtold, a family friend and neighbour, abducted Jan Broberg. As reported in Vanity Fair, the fact that Jan's father Bob Broberg later admitted to having a romantic involvement with Berchtold during that time adds to the shock value of the episode.
Release Date of A Friend Of The Family
The first three episodes of “A Friend of the Family” will premiere on Peacock in the United States on Thursday, 6th October 2022. The remaining episodes of the season will be televised on subsequent Thursdays till November 17, 2022. Peacock will premiere the miniseries in the United Kingdom on Friday, October 7, 2022.
Where to Watch A Friend of the Family
The original release of the miniseries “A Friend of the Family” will be on Peacock Network, howeve,r it will also be available on the NOW Platform and Sky Platform for people who do not have access to Peacock.
The Plot of A Friend of the Family
A Friend of the Family is based on the horrifying true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was frequently abducted over a number of years by a beguiling, psychotic family “friend.”
The Brobergs, who were devoted to their community, home, and values, were completely unprepared for their neighbor's sophisticated efforts to exploit their weaknesses, drive them apart, and influence their child to favour them. This tale describes how their livelihoods were radically altered and how they survived.
The Cast of A Friend Of The Family
Hendrix Yancey and Jake Lacy, who plays a young Jan Broberg and her captor Robert ‘B' Berchtold, respectively, play the primary characters in this drama. Yancey has been in Stranger Things and Charming the Hearts of Men previously. Recent examples of Lacy's work are Being the Ricardos and The White Lotus.
Below is a list of the other major cast members in A Friend of the Family and the characters you can anticipate them to play.
- Anna Paquin of True Blood as Mary Ann Broberg.
- Lio Tipton (Vengeance) is Gail Berchtold in Vengeance.
- McKenna Grace from The Handmaid's Tale portrays Jan Broberg.
- Austin Stowell (The Old Man) in the role of Pete Welsh.
- Colin Hanks (The Offer) plays Bob Broberg.
- Patrick Fischler (The Rookie) performs the role of Garth Pincock.
- Bree Elrod (Red Rocket) as Jennifer Ferguson.
- Philip Ettinger (First Reformed) in the role of Joe Berchtold.
What To Expect From A Friend of the Family
The planned limited series is based on the true story of the Broberg household when the family's daughter Jan was frequently kidnapped by a charming, deranged “friend” of the parents over a long period of time.
According to the official synopsis, the Brobergs, whose life revolved around their theology, family, and neighborhood, were completely unprepared for the diabolical strategies their neighbor and friend developed to exploit their weaknesses, push them apart, and brainwash their sweet daughter against them. This is evidence of how they managed to thrive when their lives were drastically transformed.
The story was previously the topic of the Netflix documentary Abducted in Plain Sight, which we recommend watching immediately if you are unfamiliar with it in order to be familiar with the plot before proceeding.
A Friend Of The Family Trailers
The trailer provides a glimpse of the Brobergs' ideal lifestyle before the arrival of their new neighbors, who live just two houses away.
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In the new true-crime series A Friend of the Family, the harrowing events of Jan Broberg Felt's youth are once again dramatized. For anyone unfamiliar with the term and who have not watched the Netflix documentary Abducted in Plain Sight.