Aquarius (U.S. TV series)

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For the British arts series, see Aquarius (TV series).
Aquarius on NBC.jpg
Genre Drama
Created by John McNamara
Composer(s) W.G. Snuffy Walden
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 2
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Desiree Cadena
Timothy A. Good
Editor(s) Timothy A. Good
Jennifer Van Goethem
Cinematography Lukas Ettlin
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Tomorrow Studios
  • McNamara Moving Company
  • King Baby Productions
Original channel NBC
Original release May 28, 2015 (2015-05-28) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Aquarius is an American drama television series starring David Duchovny. The 13-episode "event series" premiered on NBC on May 28, 2015.[1][2][3]


In 1967, Los Angeles police sergeant Sam Hodiak (Duchovny) is helped in a missing persons case by undercover officer Brian Shafe (Grey Damon), who behaves like a hippie and fits in with the people being questioned. Unbeknownst to them, their investigation will lead them to Charles Manson.


Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Everybody's Been Burned" Jonas Pate John McNamara May 28, 2015 (2015-05-28) 5.67[12]
2 "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" Jonas Pate John McNamara May 28, 2015 (2015-05-28) 5.67[12]
3 "Never Say Never To Always"[13] Nelson McCormick Alexandra Cunningham June 4, 2015 (2015-06-04)
4 "Home Is Where You're Happy"[14] Michael Zinberg Sera Gamble June 11, 2015 (2015-06-11)
5 "A Change Is Gonna Come"[15] Michael Zinberg Rafael Yglesias June 18, 2015 (2015-06-18)
6 "A Whiter Shade of Pale"[16] Michael Offer David Reed June 25, 2015 (2015-06-25)
7 "Cease to Resist"[16] Michael Waxman Sera Gamble
8 "Sick City"[16] Jon Amiel Alexandra Cunningham & Mike Sheehan
9 "Why?"[16] Jonas Pate John McNamara & Mike Sheehan
10 "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"[16] John Dahl Rafael Yglesias
11 "Your Mother Should Know"[16] Roxann Dawson David Reed
12 "(Please Let Me Love You and) It Won't Be Wrong"[16] Lukas Ettlin Alexandra Cunningham & Sera Gamble
13 "Old Ego Is a Too Much Thing"[16] Jonas Pate Story by: John McNamara
Teleplay by: Rafael Yglesias & David Reed


On April 29, 2015, NBC announced that, immediately following the premiere's broadcast, it would release all 13 episodes of Aquarius on its website, the NBC mobile app, and other video-on-demand platforms for a four-week period. The episodes will also be televised in their normal timeslot.[17]


  1. ^ NBC Announces Summer Premiere Dates for 'Hannibal', 'Aquarius', 'America's Got Talent' & More
  2. ^ "Fresh Comedies, Captivating Dramas and Highly Popular Returning Series Highlight NBC's Well-Balanced and Dynamic 2014-15 Primetime Schedule". The Futon Critic. May 11, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 31, 2014). "NBC Orders Charles Manson Drama Series Starring David Duchovny From Marty Adelstein & ITV Studios Who Eye Alliance". Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Ausiello, Michael (June 20, 2014). "Game of Thrones Vet Cast as Charles Manson in NBC's Aquarius; FNL, Bunheads Alums Also Join Drama". TVLine. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Swift, Andy. "The Originals' Claire Holt Joins NBC Drama Aquarius as Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Goldberg, Lesley (14 July 2014). "NBC's Charles Manson Drama Adds Michaela McManus, Two More (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. The Live Feed. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ Fowler, Matt (May 31, 2015). "Aquarius: "Cease to Resist" Review - Mother may I?". Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  9. ^ The Deadline Team (28 July 2014). "Tara Lynne Barr Joins NBC's 'Aquarius'; Kahyun Kim In 'Mysteries Of Laura'". Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Ausiello, Michael (14 July 2014). "Grey's Anatomy's Gaius Charles Joins NBC's Charles Manson Drama Aquarius". TVLine. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (May 29, 2015). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Aquarius' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  13. ^ "(#103) Never Say Never To Always". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  14. ^ "(#104) Home Is Where You're Happy". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  15. ^ "(#105) A Change Is Gonna Come". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h "Aquarius - Episodes". Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  17. ^ NBC Will Release All 13 Episodes of 'Aquarius' Online The Day of the Show's TV Premiere

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