David Duchovny has already identified his next role with “Californication” set to End After Season 7. The 53-year-old actor will take on the role as a LAPD sergeant in a series called “Aquarius” which is set in the 1960s. Duchovny’s character will investigating a “hippie cult leader who turns out to be Charles Manson.”
The drama series was announced by NBC on Monday, March 31 as an “event” series, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said:
“Event series are a big priority for us, and the combination of a show that charts the lead-up to the Manson murders, along with a television star of the magnitude of David Duchovny, is the very definition of an event,”
“We’re thrilled to be working with these talented producers, including Marty Adelstein and creator John McNamara, to present something truly original.”
Duchovny expressed his gratitude to be part of the production, he said:
“I’m thrilled to be working with [NBC Entertainment chairman] Bob Greenblatt again and coming back to broadcast television,” said the actor. “I think Aquarius has a chance to be a special show, and I can’t wait to get going.”
The new series also reunites Duchovny with NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt, who greenlight Showtime’s wildly popular “Californication”. Greenblatt and Duchovny also worked together during the origins of “The X-Files”.
Greenblatt is also excited with Duchovny’s involvement for their third project together, he said:
“After being involved in the production of both The X-Files and Californication, it gives me great pleasure to work with David Duchovny for the third time on this compelling drama. I’m especially pleased that he wanted to come to NBC, where I know there is a big audience waiting to see him.”
NBC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order for the upcoming series. The script will be penned by John McNamara (“In Plain Sight,” “Profit”) who exec produces with Duchovny, Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”) and Duchovny’s longtime manager Melanie Greene.