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.