Even though the final season of Californication has not yet aired, the actor has already lined up his next series.
Californication star, David Duchovny has plans for his next series and will appear in NBC drama Aquarius created by John McNamara (In Plain Sight). The project, which got a 13-episode order is set in 1960s Los Angeles. Duchovny will star as a police sergeant with a complicated life who starts investigating a small-time criminal. In the end, it turns out that he is following Charles Manson and his crimes in future seasons will include the Tate-LaBianca murders, as noted by The Wrap.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor said in a statement “I’m thrilled to be working with [NBC Entertainment chairman] Bob Greenblatt again and coming back to broadcast television.” The Fox X-Files actor also mentioned: “I think Aquarius has a chance to be a special show, and I can’t wait to get going.”
McNamara is writing the project and he will also be the exec. producer alongside Duchovny, Marty Adelstein (Prison Break, Last Man Standing) and Melanie Greene.
“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,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. ”We’re thrilled to be working with these talented producers, including Marty Adelstein and creator John McNamara, to present something truly original.”
David Duchovny repped by Resolution won Golden Globes for both X-Files and Californication and has been nominated seven times for his work on these shows. He also has received four Emmy nominations two for lead actor in a drama for The X-Files and as a guest actor for The Larry Sanders Show and Life with Bonnie.
Robert Greenblatt 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.” Greenblatt continued by adding “I’m especially pleased that he wanted to come to NBC where I know there is a big audience waiting to see him.”
Aquarius is being produced by ITV Studios America in association with Marty Adelstein Productions.