[Game of Thrones](movie:817617) star Gethin Anthony has reportedly taken the role of Charles Manson in the new series [Aquarius](series:1309835), co starring David Duchovny. The series will follow the real-life events which paved the way in creating one of the world's most notorious criminals.
In 1967 Manson had spent more than half his life in prison. He was released and picked up steel guitar and began living in San Francisco. His partner at the time, Mary Brunner, had allowed him to have 18 other woman stay while he established himself as a guru during the 'Summer of Love'.
These events mark the origins of The Manson Family.
Here is Gethin Anthony, bearded, to give you an idea:
Below is what the show will be about:
It’s 1967, and the era of free love, drug experimentation, and the Vietnam War is in full effect. When the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer goes missing, L.A. Police Sgt. Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny; “Californication,” “The X-Files”) starts asking around. He soon discovers that the hippie kids he’s questioning don’t take kindly to cops, especially one with hair as short as his. Needing the help of someone they will trust, he partners with rebellious undercover cop Brian Shafe, a man who’s more comfortable rolling a joint than patrolling a beat.
It’s not long before they stumble upon a small-time cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his cause.
From there, they follow this man’s trail down a rabbit hole of drugs, sex, murder, and cultural revolution. Little could they know, however, the guy they’re hunting will eventually become the killer we now recognize as Charles Manson. He was a lost soul who desperately wanted to get into the music scene of the ’60s until something snapped. This is the show that will explore the cat and mouse game between him and the police that will go on for several seasons, ultimately ending with the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders.
Here is an old interview with Charles Manson before the Manson Family.
What do you think of Gethin Anthony as Manson?
Gethin Anthony as Manson?