Catch Ella Jay Basco Soon on Peacock Series, "A Friend of the Family"

Posted By: Danielle Domingo
Post Date: July 8, 2022

The true crime series from Peacock, A Friend of the Family just shared that Fil-Am and Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) actor Ella Jay Basco joins the cast as a recurring role. No details have yet been shared, but the series is based on the true story of the Broberg family. It follows the daughter, Jan (Hendrix Yancey) who was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by Robert “B” Berchtold (Jake Lacy), a charismatic, obsessed family “friend.”

According to Variety, "The Brobergs are devoted to their faith, family and community." Their lives were forever changed when their charismatic neighbor drove their family apart with manipulated tactics, turning their own daughter against them. The limited series will portray how the family survived these events.

Ella Jay Basco has also appeared in episodes of “Veep,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Teachers,” “Superior Donuts” and “Happyland.” Also a musician, one of her most recent tracks, “Bubble Tea” came from the EP “Middle School.”

Cover Photo Credit: Ella Jay Basco Instagram

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