A Friend of the Family
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Drama • TV-MA • 1 Season • 9 Episodes • TV Series • 2022
A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY is based on the harrowing true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by a charismatic, obsessed family “friend.” The Brobergs — devoted to their faith, family, and community — were utterly unprepared for the sophisticated tactics their neighbor used to exploit their vulnerabilities, drive them apart, and turn their daughter against them. This is the story of how their lives were permanently altered — and how they survived.
Starring: Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton, Mckenna Grace, Hendrix Yancey
Executive Producers: Nick Antosca, Eliza Hittman, Alex Hedlund
Producers: Jan Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg
Produced by: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group
S1 E1 . 40m
B. takes Jan on a trip, but as night looms and they’re still not back, the Brobergs grow worried.
S1 E2 . 49m
The Brobergs call in the FBI to search for Jan; Jan is tasked with a disturbing responsibility.
S1 E3 . 43m
As B. deepens his bonds with the Broberg family, Bob starts to feel like he's losing control.
S1 E4 . 47m
The Brobergs fight to restore a sense of normalcy as they prepare to face B. in court.
S1 E5 . 50m
As the Brobergs’ marriage is thrown into jeopardy, B. strengthens his sinister hold over Jan.
S1 E6 . 43m
In Jackson Hole, Jan is stressed by the mission's demands; Bob and Mary Ann try to bring her home.
S1 E7 . 41m
Jan goes missing again and the FBI’s hands are tied, but the Brobergs keep searching for answers.
S1 E8 . 48m
Mary Ann prepares for a high-stakes showdown; worn down by fear, Jan nears her breaking point.
S1 E9 . 50m
With her 16th birthday near and the mission close to its do-or-die moment, Jan plans for the worst.
Mary Ann Broberg
Robert "B" Berchtold
Young Jan Broberg
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Yes, A Friend of the Family is a Peacock Original scripted series based on the story of Jan Broberg and her abductor, Robert Berchtold.
A Friend of the Family premiered on Peacock on October 6th, 2022.
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Yes, A Friend of the Family is based on a true story about a trusted neighbor who kidnaps an adolescent girl (Jan Broberg) twice and turns her against her family.
Jan Broberg Felt is an American singer, actress and dancer. She was abducted at the ages of twelve and fourteen, which has been documented in Netflix’s Abducted in Plain Sight documentary and a book titled Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Story written by Mary Ann Broberg.
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