Jan Broberg abduction story gets limited series adaptation from Nick Antosca
According to Deadline, UCP and Channel Zero creator Nick Antosca have successfully acquired the rights to actress Jan Broberg’s real-life abduction story and is planning to adapt Broberg’s bizarre experience into a new limited series with Antosca also signing on to pen the screenplay. Her story was also previously made into a Netflix documentary series titled Abducted in Plain Sight which was also based on the memoir titled Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Story, written by Jan’s mother Mary Ann Broberg.
The untitled Jan Broberg limited series will follow the bizarre true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of 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. The series is the story of how their lives were permanently altered — and how they survived.
On top of writing the script, Nick Antosca will also serve as an executive producer along with Alex Hedlund through their Eat the Cat banner. The project will also become a part of Antosca’s overall deal with UCP (a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios). The series will be produced by Jan Broberg and her mother Mary Ann Broberg with Top Knot Films’ Skye Borgman, who directed the Abducted in Plain Sight docuseries, set as a consulting producer.
Antosca is no stranger to the true crime genre as he previously co-created Hulu’s critically-acclaimed true crime drama series The Act which was based on the life of Gysy Rose Blanchard. The miniseries starred Patricia Arquette and Joey King, who were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively in 2019’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award with Arquette winning in both awards. Antosca is also best known as the creator of Syfy’s horror anthology series Channel Zero which was cancelled last year after four seasons.
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