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Peacock adds to its true crime catalog with A Friend of the Family in October 2022 to compete with the outpouring of dramas from real-life, harrowing events. The White Lotus Emmy-nominated star Jake Lacy joins the cast as the creepy family “friend,” Robert “B” Berchtold. Writer and producer Nick Antosca jumps from the true story of Candy on Hulu to another devastating and strange crime. It’s based on the true story of Jan Broberg, who was kidnapped by a family “friend” multiple times during her adolescence. If you feel like you’ve heard this story before, it’s because you have — in Netflix’s 2019 Abducted in Plain Sight true crime documentary.

‘A Friend of the Family’ is based on the true story of Jan Broberg

The story of Jan Broberg is not a new one. The abduction and sexual assault happened to Jan in Idaho in the 1970s. She and her mother of her, Mary Ann Broberg, published a memoir, Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Storyin 2003. Then Skye Borgman produced and directed Forever B for Top Knot Films in 2017. Netflix rereleased the documentary in 2019, renaming it Abducted in Plain Sight.


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