For viewers who couldn’t get enough of the series when it first landed on Netflix, Abducted In Plain Sight will be getting a podcast spin-off.
The true-crime podcast, Obsessed with: Abducted in Plain Sight is set to drop next month will delve deeper into the kidnappings with never-before-seen audio and a whole host of new interviews.
According to Deadline the podcast will be hosted by the documentary’s director, Skye Borgman and will be the first podcast from the Obsessed Network by Patrick Hinds.
If you’ve forgotten about what went down in the true-life Netflix series, the show tells the story of Jan Broberg, a young girl who was abducted twice in the 70s by her family’s good friend – Robert ‘B’ Berchtold.
The show delves into just how much B played the family in order to gain access to Jan. He befriended her parents, and then some, and became a father-like figure to Jan and her sisters, which is how the Broberg family seemingly remained so oblivious to all the abuse that was taking place.
Not long after the series landed, Director Skye Borgman told Vanity Fair that she would be up for doing a sequel to the controversial film to “explore the different topics that we didn’t have time to really dive deep into, like the role that faith plays.”
She explained that there was a lot of footage that couldn’t be used in the first show, including a professional “read” on Berchtold by a forensic psychologist.
She wanted to explore “grooming and brainwashing – there are really interesting, intricate things that happen, and we touch on both of those topics in the documentary, but I’d love to explore those more”.
The director also added that in a “perfect world, it’d be sort of a trilogy of films”. So, it’s no wonder that the podcast has been created, and that all of this information that couldn’t make it into the series will be outputted in audio form.
There was a bit of an outcry from viewers when the show first landed, who have accused the family of ‘doing nothing’ the second time Jan was snatched. They took nearly a week to contact the FBI and they were in regular contact with B, however Jan still wasn’t returned.
However, it has just been revealed that a scene was deleted from the original show that ‘changed everything’.
The deleted scene in question has actually revealed that Mary Ann had planned to meet B in the car park with her son. Which may sound inconspicuous enough, but they brought a shot gun with them – which shows just how desperate they were to get Jan back.
Apparently, the scene was cut because it was such a huge twist in an already convoluted story, which was obviously difficult to fit into an hour-and-a-half documentary.
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