David Duchovny Hunts Charles Manson In NBC Series

April 1, 20140 Comments

Although musician/filmmaker Rob Zombie and author Bret Easton Ellis are developing their own Manson Family series at FOX (details here), Variety reports that NBC is developing a rival Manson series, Aquarius.

David Duchovny (X-Files, Californication) will play a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life. In the late 1960s, he and his younger partner begin tracking a small-time criminal who specializes in luring vulnerable young women to his “cause.” Turns out he’s on the trail of the Los Angeles-area hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.

NBC has ordered 13 episodes written by John McNamara (In Plain Sight, Profit) who will co-produce with Duchovny, Marty Adelstein (Prison Break) and Duchovny’s longtime manager Melanie Greene.

The plan is that the series will follow “the twists and turns” of Manson’s early efforts. The famous murder spree in August 1969 won’t appear until later seasons.

You gotta love it when studios start ripping off each other’s ideas. Most recently with The Legend of Hercules vs. the upcoming Hercules with Dwayne Johnson.

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