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Aquarius: NBC Orders New David Duchovny Series

Aquarius NBC TV showNBC has orders a new drama series called Aquarius. Set in the 1960s, David Duchovny will play a police sergeant who tries to track down a young Charles Manson. The network has ordered 13 installments.

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Duchovny to Portray a Police Sergeant in the Late 1960s Who Discovers He Is Tracking a Young Charles Manson

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 31, 2014 – NBC has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order for the drama “Aquarius,” starring two-time Golden Globe Award winner David Duchovny in his return to broadcast television.

In this gripping drama series set in the late 1960s, Duchovny stars as a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life who starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson. The twists and turns of a complicated undercover operation will lead Duchovny’s character and his young partner to the brink of Manson’s crimes that will eventually lead to the Tate-LaBianca murders in subsequent seasons.

Writer John McNamara (“In Plain Sight,” “Profit”) will executive produce with Duchovny, Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break,” “Last Man Standing”) and Melanie Greene.

“Event series are a big priority for us, and the combination of a show that charts the lead-up to the Manson murders, along with a television star of the magnitude of David Duchovny, is the very definition of an event,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to be working with these talented producers, including Marty Adelstein and creator John McNamara, to present something truly original.”

“After being involved in the production of both ‘The X-Files’ and ‘Californication,’ it gives me great pleasure to work with David Duchovny for the third time on this compelling drama,” added Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “I’m especially pleased that he wanted to come to NBC where I know there is a big audience waiting to see him.”

Added Duchovny: “I’m thrilled to be working with Bob Greenblatt again and coming back to broadcast television. I think ‘Aquarius’ has a chance to be a special show and I can’t wait to get going.”

Duchovny is a TV veteran who had a recurring role on the hit show “Twin Peaks” before co-starring for nine seasons as Fox Mulder in the iconic series “The X-Files,” with Gillian Anderson. In April, he will begin his seventh season on Showtime’s comedy “Californication.”

Duchovny won Golden Globes for both “The X-Files” and “Californication” and has been nominated on seven other occasions for his work on those landmark series. He has received four Emmy nominations – two for lead actor in a drama for “The X-Files” and as a guest actor for “The Larry Sanders Show” and “Life with Bonnie.”

His other wins include the TV Guide Awards, American Comedy Awards, the U.K. National Television Awards and Satellite Awards.

Duchovny has received nine nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, and was also nominated by the Producers Guild of America, the BAFTA’s, Television Critics Assn. and People’s Choice Awards.

Duchovny is repped by manager Melanie Greene at Affirmative Entertainment, agent Steve Alexander at Resolution and attorney Peter Nelson at Nelson Davis Wetzstein.

“Aquarius” is produced by ITV Studios America in association with Marty Adelstein Productions.

What do you think? Do you like the sound of this show? Do you plan on checking out Aquarius on NBC?


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Montecore January 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm

I remember when that happened and it’s too bad someone didn’t kill that walking pile of human waste manson before 1968! As far as The Following or Dracula goes they are insults to the movies about Hannibal and the ones about Dracula.


Michelle June 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

But don’t cancel Hannibal to put this one on…Hannibal is one of thee best shows on today!!! Eagerly awaiting season 3!


Michelle June 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

The storyline sounds great, I can’t wait!


Laurie May 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

I am ecstatically awaiting the premiere of “Aquarius” with DD – and Rob Zombie, too?! Oh when, when, when?


terri May 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm

does anyone have any info as to when this show will start airing


admin May 5, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Not yet


Nina Council May 4, 2014 at 8:32 pm

I loved the X Files, and I very much like David Duchovny’s acting and spirit and will certainly check out the new show about the 1960’s


Vicki Swann April 20, 2014 at 3:28 pm



Johnny April 11, 2014 at 12:07 am

I’ll watch it as long as Hannibal doesn’t get cancelled for this show.


terri April 8, 2014 at 2:39 pm

when does the new series aquaruis start


chasingveronica April 6, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Can’t wait!


Joyce Ritchison April 4, 2014 at 7:33 pm

I can hardly wait! It sounds like it has the potential to be a really great show. I loved him in the X- Files.


Judy April 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

I love David Duchovny when he was Mulder on the X-Files.
He is a very talented actor, and brings humanity and grace
to all of his roles.
However, despite the horrific crimes that Charles Manson
committed, it has been decades since he was caught and given
life without parole. It might be interesting to find out
who Charles Manson has become since those early years.
Also, has he been informed about this upcoming t.v. series.


maggie April 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm

sounds like a good show, and I liked david in X-files, BUT if it replaces Dracula, I won’t watch it. By the way if NBC has the time to send out previews of new shows, why can’t it take the time to let Dracula fans know if its going to be renewed? I say boycott NBC if it does!


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