Aquarius is an NBC network period\crime drama TV show created by John McNamara, starring David Duchovny, Grey Demon, Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont, Claire Holt, Michaela McManus and Brian F. O'Bryne.
The show premiered on May 28, 2015 and on June 25, 2015, it was renewed by the network for a second season.
"Aquarius" is set in 1967 Los Angeles and its story line is inspired by actual persons & events, but is also made up of fictional characters and story arcs.
The show stars David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak, a fictional LAPD detective investigating the case of a missing teenage girl. Along with his younger colleague, undercover narcotics officer Brian Shafe (Grey Damon), Hodiak finds himself coming up against Charles Manson (portrayed by Gethin Anthony) and his "family", a mostly ragtag group of hippies who follow Manson in drugs, sex and rock-and-roll.
Hodiak discovers that the girl they are looking for, Emma Karn (Emma Dumont), is with Manson and The Family.
- David Duchovny as Sergeant Sam Hodiak
- Grey Damon as Officer Brian Shafe
- Claire Holt as Officer Charmain Tully
- Gethin Anthony as Charles Manson
- Emma Dumont as Emma Karn
- Brían F. O'Byrne as Ken Karn
- Michaela McManus as Grace Karn
- Chance Kelly as Detective Ed Cutler
- Carl Conti as Morty