Antosca previously released a statement of her own, expressing her hope for anyone “with a deep sense of family to come away from the series and say: At the time, in that place, they were like me. Made terrible mistakes, but he loved his kids. And, a master manipulator took advantage of them.”
“The series exists outside of specific categories of genre,” he continued. “It’s a thriller around obsessive relationships, a family drama, and a coming-of-age story of a nightmare.”
The listener also told a friend of the family As a story about existence, “and a larger story about the American psyche and the institutions of family, religion and community.”
“And what makes the story so extraordinary is not how strange it is, but the fact that Broberg told it at all,” Antosca said. “It was a grueling, complicated story to work with. In addition to the thousands of pages of trial transcripts, FBI notes, interviews and childhood diaries that we were able to use to tell the story, we were privileged to work with It’s Jan Broberg himself. We couldn’t have told this story without the blessings and participation of Jan and his family. Thanks for watching.”
scroll to photos from a friend of the family, Which premieres on Thursday, October 8 Peacock Three episodes at launch and with new episodes streaming weekly thereafter.