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Grey's Anatomy's Gaius Charles Joins NBC's Charles Manson Drama Aquarius

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Grey’s Anatomy alum Gaius Charles is heading back to his old Friday Night Lights turf, joining NBC’s Charles Manson-themed event series Aquarius in a recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The 13-episode, 1960s-set drama — from Profit brainchild John McNamara —stars David Duchovny as a cop who goes undercover to track Manson and his brood.

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Charles, who wrapped up his two-year Grey’s stint in May, will play Bunchy Carter, a former gang-banger who is now a fanatical Nation of Islam adherent whose hatred of the white man is evident.  He preaches his isolationist doctrine in the inner city — and those who don’t adhere to his teachings are routinely threatened and intimidated. He has a run-in with his old nemesis, Hodiak (Duchovny), who uses some harsh tactics to ensure Bunchy’s “cooperation.”

The cast also includes Game of Thrones’ Gethin Anthony (as Manson himself), as well as Charles’ former FNL co-star Grey Damon.