Peacock’s A Buddy of the Household: True Evil Documentary

Peacock retold the story of Jan Broberg and her abuser Robert Berchtold within the sequence “A Buddy of the Household.” Now, the actual Broberg is talking out in a brand new documentary from the streamer titled “A Buddy of the Household: True Evil.” The brand new documentary options Broberg confronting her story and interviews along with her mom, Mary Ann Broberg. Greater than 50 years in the past, Jan was kidnapped and abused by a household pal, Berchtold, who had affairs with each her dad and mom with a purpose to cowl up his actions.

“Many harmed by little one sexual assault and long-term abuse are nonetheless striving to heal and thrive years later,” Broberg stated in an announcement. “By help and neighborhood, the therapeutic journey of ‘Thrivivors’ can create a ripple impact in direction of change for kids, and I’m grateful to Peacock for the chance to proceed telling my story. It’s my hope that with larger consciousness and understanding of childhood sexual abuse and grooming, whole prevention can actually grow to be a actuality.”

Based on Peacock, the 90-minute documentary won’t solely function conversations between Jan, Mary Ann, and Jan’s son in regards to the generational trauma the abuse delivered to their household, but in addition footage of Jan revisiting the precise scenes of her kidnapping and abuse. The documentary additionally options one other considered one of Berchtold’s victims talking out for the primary time.

Jan and Mary Ann first instructed their story within the 2003 memoir “Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Story.” The e-book didn’t embrace the data that her father, Bob, had additionally been sexually concerned with Berchtold. The documentary “Kidnapped in Plain Sight,” which was launched by Netflix in 2019, introduced larger consideration to their story and was the primary time many individuals heard about Berchtold’s crimes. It did embrace Bob’s relationship with Berchtold. This October, Peacock launched the restricted sequence “A Buddy of the Household,” which is predicated on the true occasions. Within the present, Mckenna Grace performs Jan, Anna Paquin performs Mary Ann, Colin Hanks performs Bob, and Jake Lacy performs Berchtold. The actual Jan and Mary Ann have been each concerned within the creation of the sequence.

“A Buddy of the Household: True Evil” Trailer

“A Buddy of the Household: True Evil” Launch Date

“A Buddy of the Household: True Evil” will stream on Peacock on Nov. 15.

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