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David Duchovny To Star In TV Series About The Manson Family Murders
David Duchovny will be making his return to network television with the announced purchase of 13 episodes of Aquarius by NBC. Aquarius stars Duchovny as a Los Angeles police detective investigating a cult that is later revealed to be Charles Manson and his infamous "family."
With Californication ending its seven-season run this year, Duchovny won't be out of work for long. Aquarius will be written by John McNamara, who has worked on previous shows including Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and cult-hit Profit. The show will also reunite Duchovny with NBC Entertainment Chairman Marty Greenblatt, with whom Duchovny had previously worked under on both The X-Files and Californication, according to Variety.
NBC has high hopes for the star-driven series, ordering the show straight to series instead of being put into development. Duchovny shares this excitement, as he says in a press release:
"I'm thrilled to be working with 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."
Concurrently, Fox is also working on its own unrelated Charles Manson series, teaming up with Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis.
NBC has not announced when Aquarius will premiere.