Yes, I know this is American, but it has David Duchovny in it, which means it’ll be picked up in the UK at some point. And if no traditional TV channel picks it up there’s always Netflix or Amazon. Anyway, the series is called Aquarius and it’s set in the 1960s, with Duchovny playing an LA cop in the middle of much cultural upheaval and strife. Not to mention the looming threat of one Charles Manson. The latest trailer is after the jump…
This is what NBC has to say about it:
Sam Hodiak is a decorated World War II vet and homicide detective, but barely recognises the city he’s now policing. Long hair, cheap drugs, rising crime, protests, free love, police brutality, Black Power and the Vietnam War are radically remaking the world he and the Greatest Generation saved from fascism 20 years ago.
So when Emma Karn (Emma Dumont), the 16-year-old daughter of an old girlfriend, goes missing in a sea of hippies and Hodiak agrees to find her, he faces only hostility, distrust and silence. He enlists the help of Brian Shafe (Grey Damon) – a young, idealistic undercover vice cop who’s been allowed to grow his hair out – to infiltrate this new counterculture and find her.
The generational conflict between the two is immediate and heated, yet they’re both dedicated officers and soon realize the need to bring Emma home is more urgent than they foresaw. The immediacy arises because she has joined a small but growing band of drifters under the sway of a career criminal who now dreams of being a rock star: Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony).
Ringing with the unparalleled music of the era, “Aquarius” is a sprawling work of historical fiction that begins two years before the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. It’s a shocking thriller, a nuanced character drama and, in the end, the story of how we became who we are today.
Here’s the trailer. Looks good to us! It’s set to premiere in the US at the end of May. It’s going to be quite a year or so for Duchovny, with The X-Files just around the corner, too.