Hendrix Yancey takes the lead in the new A Friend of the Family teaser trailer!
The young Stranger Things actress stars as a young Jan Broberg in the new limited series for Peacock.
This series is based on the harrowing true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of a few 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.
Watch the trailer and learn more inside…
Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton and Mckenna Grace also star.
“We were a loving, trusting, educated family. We were not stupid or careless. So how could this happen in our neighborhood, where we knew everyone, and everyone was a friend?” the real Jan Broberg, who serves as an executive producer, shared in a statement. “The truth is that most predators are not strangers but people we know — people who can build trust, create special friendships, and separate family members psychologically.”
“As little girls, we talked and we listened around the dinner table every night. Mom and Dad were always there. We were so safe, so loved, so carefree. Then, in 1972, we met the nicest new family at church, with children who matched us in age. A deep friendship ensued,” she continued. “Over several years, our families did hundreds of activities together: church parties, family dinners, boating and snowmobile trips, sleepovers, game nights, movies and barbecues. Then on a normal afternoon, the father kidnapped me — and from age 12 to 16 I was sexually assaulted and severely brainwashed by this man who I trusted.”
“This story will make you talk, shout, cry — and it will make you angry. Good. The team of writers, actors, designers, directors and producers led by Alex Hedlund, Eliza Hittman, and Nick Antosca have captured the heart of how good people can be manipulated and their children victimized. Our story is relatable because so many families have direct experience with this sort of abuse.”
A Friend of the Family debuts October 6th on Peacock.
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