Monday, March 31, 2014

NBC Orders 13 Episodes of Event Series 'Aquarius' Starring David Duchovny

Today, NBC has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order for the drama Aquarius starring two-time Golden Globe Award winner David Duchovny (The X-Files, Californication) in his return to broadcast television. The announcement was made by Robert Greenblett, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

Set in the late 1960s, Duchovny stars as a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life who starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his "cause." The name of that man is Charles Manson. The twists and turns of a complicated undercover operation will lead him and his young partner to the brink of Manson's crimes that will eventually lead to the Tate-LaBianca murders in subsequent seasons.

John McNamara (In Plain Sight, Profit) wrote the pilot script and will executive produce with Duchovny, Marty Adelstein and Melanie Greene.

"Event series are a big priority for us, and the combination of a show that charts the lead-up to the Manson murders, along with a television star of the magnitude of David Duchovny, is the very definition of an event," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. "We're thrilled to working with these talented producers, including Marty Adelstein and creator John McNamara, to present something truly original."

"After being involved in the production of both The X-Files and Californication, it gives me great pleasure to work with David Duchovny for the third time on this compelling drama," added Greenblatt. "I'm especially pleased that he wanted to come to NBC where I know there is a big audience waiting to see him."

Added Duchovny: "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."

Aquarius is produced by ITV Studios America in association with Marty Adelstein Productions.