Peacock has released a new trailer for the upcoming limited series “A Friend of the Family.” It is based on the true story of the Broberg family manipulation in the 1970s and the grooming and multiple kidnappings of Jan Broberg by child predator Robert Berchtold.
If the names sound familiar, there’s a reason for that. The real-life case was not only handled by Mary Anne Broberg and Jan Broberg in a book titled “Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Story”, but also made into a 2019 true-crime documentary “Kidnapping in Plain Sight” broadcast on Netflix.
The film follows the Brobergs through each of the parents and Jan’s relationship with Berchtold, grooming, the wild stories he tells her, and kidnappings. I’m warning you now; it’s hard to keep track if you know what’s coming.
“A Friend of the Family” stars Oscar-winning Anna Paquin as Mary Anne Broberg, Emmy-nominated Jake Lacy as Robert Berchtold, Emmy-nominated Colin Hanks as Bob Broberg, Mckenna Grace Emmy Award-nominated as Jan Broberg, and Lio Tipton as Gail Berchtold.
Watch Trailer For A Family Friend
There have been dozens of movies and series about kidnappings over the years, but the idea of it happening multiple times by the same “family friend” is chilling. I was only vaguely familiar with this case before the trailer. After learning exactly how Berchtold manipulated both parents and groomed Jan in an interview she did with “See“When the documentary was released, I was horrified. The time this man went through was extremely uncomfortable. This story is not for the faint of heart.
The trailer definitely has an ominous feel to it. Visually, even the colors give the impression of old photos from the 1970s that have yellowed and rotted with age. It will take me a while to get this out of my head.
Here is the official synopsis for the series:
“A Friend of the Family” is based on the true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan is kidnapped multiple times over the years by a haunted, charismatic “friend” of the family. The Brobergs – devoted to their faith, family, and community – were completely unprepared for the sophisticated tactics their neighbors used to exploit their weaknesses, drive them away, and turn them around. with their daughter’s back. This is the story of how their lives were changed forever – and how they survived.
“A Friend of the Family” will begin airing on Peacock on October 6, 2022.
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