[TV] NBC Orders David Duchovny-Starring Charles Manson Series
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.31.2014
Duchovny back on network TV in Aquarius...
David Duchovny is heading from Showtime to NBC. The X-Files star, who is finishing up his run on Californication this year, is set to star in a period thriller focused on Charles Manson titled Aquarius.
TV Line reports that the series has received a straight-to-series order, thus bypassing the usual pilot stage. Duchovny will play a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated home life who takes note of small-time criminal Manson when he begins recruiting needy women to what becomes his cult.
Manson and his cult (dubbed the Manson Family) of course went on to commit a series of murders, including those of actress Sharon Tate and supermarket owner Leno LaBianca (thus the incident being named the "Tate-LaBianca killings"). The massacres are expected to be covered in presumed later seasons.