David Duchovny to headline Charles Manson drama, Aquarius

News Louisa Mellor
1 Apr 2014 - 05:15
David Duchovny

David Duchovny will be hunting Charles Manson in sixties Los Angeles in new NBC crime drama, Aquarius...

David Duchovny has found a new home in NBC's forthcoming sixties-set crime drama Aquarius. Duchovny will play a police sergeant in late-sixties LA on the trail of burgeoning cult leader Charles Manson in the freshly commissioned first season.

If all goes to plan for NBC, the drama will take us all the way to the Tate-LaBianca Manson murders in later seasons. Initially, NBC has committed to a first thirteen-episode they're selling as that ubiquitous phrase of modern TV writing, an "event series". 

Serial killer drama has worked out well for Fox of late, whose The Following starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, was recently renewed for a third run. Another Charles Manson drama, this time a collaboration between Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis, is also in development.

On Aquarius writing duties is John McNamara (Prime Suspect, In Plain Sight, Jericho), who will executive produce alongside Duchovny and Prison Break's Marty Adelstein.

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