A Friend of the Family is a drama miniseries produced in the United States. Based on true events, the film follows Robert Berchtold, a close friend of the Broberg family, who kidnaps Jan Broberg twice in two years.
It aired on Peacock on October 6, 2022, and consisted of nine episodes.
The events depicted in the series were previously covered in the documentary Abducted in Plain Sight, which aired in 2017.
A Friend of the Family Season 1, Episode 6 Release Date/time
Episode 6 will be available on Peacock on Thursday, October 20th, 2022.
The release time is 12:00 a.m. ET/5:00 a.m. GMT. Episode 6 is titled “Son of Perdition” and will last 52 minutes.
What is a Friend of the Family About?
Peacock describes A Friend of the Family’s synopsis as follows:
“A Friend of the Family is based on the true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was abducted multiple times over the course of several years by a charismatic, obsessed family ‘friend.’
The Brobergs, who were deeply committed to their faith, family, and community, were completely unprepared for the sophisticated tactics used by their neighbor to exploit their vulnerabilities, drive them apart, and turn their daughter against them.
This is the story of how their lives were forever changed — and how they managed to survive.”
A Friend of the Family Cast
Hendrix Yancey and Jake Lacy, who plays a young Jan Broberg and her kidnapper Robert ‘B’ Berchtold, respectively, play the central characters in this story.
Yancey has appeared 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 expect them to play.
- Anna Paquin (True Blood) as Mary Ann Broberg
- Lio Tipton (Vengeance) as Gail Berchtold
- McKenna Grace (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Jan Broberg
- Austin Stowell (The Old Man) as Pete Welsh
- Colin Hanks (The Offer) as Bob Broberg
- Patrick Fischler (The Rookie) as Garth Pincock
- Bree Elrod (Red Rocket) as Jennifer Ferguson
- Philip Ettinger (First Reformed) as Joe Berchtold
A Friend of the Family Season 1 Trailer
Check out the trailer that Peacock released prior to the premiere of the series. The clip is eerie and captivating, which is sufficient to pique anyone’s interest.