Fans of The X-Files icon David Duchovny won’t have to wait too long after Californication‘s final episode to see Duchovny return again to the small screen. The actor has been casted to star as a LAPD detective hot on the trail of cult leader Charles Manson in NBC’s gritty period drama Aquarius. According to Variety, he has signed on for an initial 13-episode run of the new show.
Set in the late ’60s, Aquarius follows a detective and his young partner on the trail of Charles Manson, who’s still just a petty criminal who’s gathering young female followers to his cause. According to the show-runners the series will not climax with the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, which was the infamous killing spree that made Manson the center of public attention, Instead, it will likely be the focus of future seasons.
The premiere date for Aquarius has yet to be revealed, so please check back for future updates as they are released. I personally am a huge fan of David Duchovny’s acting work and the Manson ‟Family‟ is always an entertaining topic, so I am definitely interested in this show.