david duchovny aquarius gi David Duchovny starring in Charles Manson drama 'Aquarius' for NBC

David Duchovny has lined up his post-“Californication” job. The actor will star in NBC’s “Aquarius,” a 13-episode series ordered by the network.
“Aquarius” is set in the late 1960s, with Duchovny portraying a Los Angeles police sergeant tracking a small-time criminal named Charles Manson, who will go on to become the noted cult leader. A release from the network says “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.”

Says Duchovny in a statement, “I’m thrilled to be working with [NBC chairman] 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.”

“Aquarius” will be written by John McNamara (“Eyes,” “In Plain Sight”), who serves as an executive producer with Duchovny, Marty Adelstein and Melanie Greene. There’s no word yet on an airdate.
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