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Aquarius Trailer: David Duchovny Hunts Charles Manson in NBC's '60s Thriller

Aquarius Trailer

It’s almost the dawning of the Aquarius age at NBC, and you know what that means: We’re finally getting a look at the trailer for David Duchovny’s new Charles Manson-themed ’60s thriller.

In the 13-episode series, Duchovny plays 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. As history records, these members of Manson’s “family” eventually commit various ghastly crimes, including the murders of actress Sharon Tate and supermarket owner Leno LaBianca.

The 90-second promo offers plenty of gritty, counterculture fodder — Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” and The Doors’ “Love Me Two Times” plays over scenes of Manson bringing a new follower into the flock — plus a peek at how Duchovny’s old-school, clean-cut, sometimes shirtless-and-sweaty alter ego gets things done.

Aquarius — from Profit brainchild John McNamara — will premiere with a two-hour episode on Thursday, May 28, from 9-11 pm, before settling into its regular 9-10 pm, pre-Hannibal perch the following week.

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12 Comments
  1. Sonja says:

    The man can’t act to save his life. Awful.

  2. Tea says:

    It’s a 2 hour pilot or it’s 2 episodes back to back?

    Anyways, I’ll check it out.

  3. Geo says:

    Bring on the X-Files, because once I got to the part of the trailer with that ridiculously tired tv-cliche “read him his rights” scene, “Aquarius” went into my “uh oh, terrible tv writing” and “no thanks” column.

  4. HAP says:

    I just see Hank Moody playing a cop.

  5. Fabian says:

    Eh, I was hoping it would be less generic and more stylized considering its concept and the fact that it’s paired with Hannibal.

  6. Beth says:

    Claire Holt is in this, any info on her character? Was hoping to see her in the trailer, oh well

  7. Maryann says:

    I am really looking forward to this one!

  8. Abby says:

    Matty from awkward! Ha!

  9. admin says:

    The Following with Hank Moody. This looks pretty bad.

  10. Anita Darline Darline Davidson says:

    I can’t wait. I hope it’s more than one season. I love watching David act. X Files was one of my favorite shows. I’m also very interested in seeing how Aquarius plays out. I wonder if it’s going to be as gruesome as the non fiction Manson murders?