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Though the show's creator had a five year plan, there won't even be a third season for the Charles Manson drama on NBC. The network has cancelled low-rated period drama Aquarius.Set in 1960s Los Angeles, Aquarius, revolves around the generational conflict between an experienced homicide detective (David Duchovny) and an idealistic undercover vice cop (Grey Damon). The rest of the cast includes Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont, Claire Holt, Michaela McManus, Brian F. O'Byrne, Chance Kelly, Cameron Deane Stewart, and Madison Beaty.Read More… »
“Aquarius” is canceled at NBC after two seasons, Variety has confirmed.
The Charles Manson drama, created by John McNamara and starring David Duchovny, premiered May 28, 2015. It was picked up straight to series, and following the premiere’s broadcast, the full 13-episode first season was released on NBC’s website and mobile apps for four weeks. The second season premiered June 16, 2016.
Sources tell Variety that several of the actors were released from their contracts a few months ago.
The series was set in Los Angeles in 1967. Duchovny played Detective Sam Hodiak who was tasked with investigating the disappearance of a teenaged girl (Emma Dumont), only to find out that she was with the Manson Family.
Gethin Anthony played a fictionalized version of Manson. The rest of the core cast included Grey Damon, Claire Holt, Ambyr Childers, Madisen Beaty, Cameron Deane, Michaela McManus, Brían F. O’Byrne and Chance Kelly.
The show faced some controversy during its second season »
- Seth Kelley
Last season, NBC tried a very unconventional approach with Aquarius by releasing the entire season online and then airing episodes on television. Supposedly, most people still watched the show on TV (to low ratings). Will the show perform any better in season two? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.
Set in 1960s Los Angeles, Aquarius, revolves around the generational conflict between an experienced homicide detective (David Duchovny) and an idealistic undercover vice cop (Grey Damon). The rest of the cast includes Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont, Claire Holt, Michaela McManus, Brian F. O'Byrne, Chance Kelly, Cameron Deane Stewart, and Madison Beaty.
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Set in the late 1960s, the drama follows La Detective Sam Hodiak (Duchovny) as he pursues Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony). The cast also includes Grey Damon, Emma Dumont, Claire Holt, and Chance Kelly.
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Kris Wall reviews the fourth episode of Banshee season 4…
We’re at the halfway point of Banshee’s final run now, and I’ll be honest I’m getting a little worried. While I have nothing but faith in this creative team, the pace of these final episodes has been so relentless that nothing is being given time to settle in or breathe, big things are being set up one week and quickly resolved the next, which is probably an effect of only having eight episodes this season rather than the previous ten. This weeks episode was packed to the rafters, chiefly introducing a third set of villains along with the arrival of a new major character in Eliza Dushku’s special agent Dawson. It was still a very good episode that was unmistakably Banshee, but there was a hell of a lot being set up here, with some of »
- Kris Wall
In what’s believed to be an unprecedented launch strategy for broadcast television, NBC will premiere the second season season of its Charles Manson-themed drama “Aquarius” with a two-hour, commercial-free episode.
NBC said Tuesday that the Thursday, June 16 premiere of “Aquarius” will air from 9 to 11 p.m. with no breaks for commercials or network promos. The only stoppage will be a one-minute local news break during the show’s second hour.
The NBC telecast on June 16 will be the only chance to watch the episodes completely commercial-free. When those episodes move to their online and digital platforms following the NBC telecast, a normal commercial load will ensue.
Starting the following week, June 23, the series will shift to its normal 10 p.m. timeslot.
“Aquarius” last year became the first broadcast series to be streamed in its entirety following its debut, with NBC making all 13 episodes available online for the four »
- Rick Kissell
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