David Duchovny has lined up a killer follow-up role to Californication.
The Golden Globe winner will star on Aquarius, a new NBC series about the real-life serial killer Charles Manson, the network announced on Monday.
In the drama, which has received a 13-episode order, Duchovny will play a Los Angeles police sergeant in the late 1960s tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader who seeks out vulnerable women to join his "cause." That man is Charles Manson.
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This complicated undercover operation leads Duchovny's character and his young partner to the brink of Manson's crimes that will eventually lead to the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in subsequent seasons. Duchovny will executive-produce with writer John McNamara (In Plain Sight), Marty Adelstein (Prison Break) and Melanie Greene.
"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," Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "I'm especially pleased that he wanted to come to NBC where I know there is a big audience waiting to see him."
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Added Duchovny: "I'm thrilled to be working with Bob Greenblatt again and coming back to broadcast television. I think Aquarius has a chance to be a special show and I can't wait to get going."
Best known for his portrayal of FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the long-running sci-fi series The X-Files, Duchovny currently stars on the Showtime comedy Californication, which kicks off its seventh and final season next month.
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