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David Duchovny To Star In TV Series About The Manson Family Murders

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David Duchovny will star in NBC's "Aquarius" (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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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."
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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.