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Duchovny crime drama to air in the UK this August


Sky has acquired the rights to air NBC’s gritty drama, Aquarius starring The X-Files David Duchovny across Europe.

Set in 1967, the 13-episode series stars David Duchovny as Los Angeles homicide detective Sam Hodiak, who during his investigation into a missing girl, discovers 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 story takes place years before Manson notoriously masterminded the horrific Tate-LaBianca murders for which he is now imprisoned.

Hodiak 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).

Dan Gopal, EVP EMEA Distribution and Global Digital Partners for ITV Studios Global Entertainment said: “Sky’s reputation for broadcasting the best international content makes it the perfect home for Aquarius, a compelling drama which combines intelligent writing, thrilling storyline, the star power of David Duchovny and the iconic fashion and music of the 1960s. We are delighted that it will launch on Sky Atlantic in the UK during August, while the series continues its run in the US, and we look forward to its forthcoming debut in Sky’s other European territories later this year.”

Aquarius is produced by Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between ITV Studios and executive producer Marty Adelstein. The series is written and executive produced by John MacNamara, with Jonas Pate directing.

Aquarius will begin in the UK & Ireland on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday, 11th August at 9pm. Other Sky territories will broadcast the drama later in the year.