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After 7 debaucherous seasons of Californication, David Duchovny is finally letting Hank Moody (hopefully) sail off into the sunset. Instead of smoking cigarettes and sleeping with smoking hot women, Duchovny will be hunting the murderous monster Charles Manson in an upcoming new NBC show called 'Aquarius'. Duchovny will executive produce and star in Aquarius, which NBC have already backed for a full 13 one-hour episode first season.

Duchovny will star as LA Police Sergeant Sam Hodiak (Sgt. Hodiak) and he'll be hunting former Game of Thrones star Gethin Anthony, who portrayed Renly Baratheon in the hit HBO show.

A shadow monster couldn't kill Charles Manson
A shadow monster couldn't kill Charles Manson

NBC's official synopsis for Aquarius:

"It's 1967 and the era of free love, drug experimentation and Vietnam is in full effect. When the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer goes missing, LA Police Sergeant Sam Hodiak 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 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, which will go on for several seasons ultimately ending with the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders."

Aquarius will also feature Grey Damon (Friday Night Lights) as Sgt. Hodiak's younger 'rookie' partner and Emma Dumont (Bunheads) as Emma Karn, a young woman who joins Manson's group.

Production on the show has already started and filming is expected to continue for the next few months. Aquarius is expected to launch during the fall 2014-2015 period.


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