We’ve already carried a story expressed mild excitement at the premise of the David Duchovny drama, Aquarius (see it here), so it’s great news that the series has been snapped up by Sky Atlantic for UK transmission. Although it hasn’t been getting huge audiences in the US and good but not great critical acclaim, it’s still a period cop drama set in an era where free love and liberal revolution was just starting to turn sour.
This is what Sky says about it:
Edgy, addictive and visually stunning, Aquarius stars David Duchovny as Los Angeles homicide detective Sam Hodiak. Sam’s investigation into a missing girl leads him into the dark activities of a strange cult run by a small-time but charismatic leader Charles Manson, portrayed by Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones).
The 13 x 60 minute drama series is set in 1967 at the height of ‘the summer of love’ and years before Manson notoriously masterminded the horrific Tate-LaBianca murders for which he is now imprisoned. The story follows the work of Hodiak as he enlists the help of a young detective Brian Shafe, played by Grey Damon (Friday Night Lights), to aid his missing-persons investigation and to infiltrate the cult leaders expanding ‘family’ as Manson recruits vulnerable young men and women to join his dubious cause. The series also stars Emma Dumont (Inherent Vice) and Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries).
What’s more, Sky has released a transmission date, too: Tuesday 11th August, 9pm.