Sky Atlantic has acquired the rights for the first UK broadcast of NBC drama Aquarius.
The series, which stars David Duchovny, is set to air just as the show ends its run in the States. The first season consists of 13 episodes, which will premiere on the UK channel at 9pm on 11th August.
Aquarius is set in the late 1960s and follows LAPD police sergeant Sam Hodiak (Duchovny) as he navigates his way through the ‘summer of love’. After the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend’s daughter, Hodiak embarks on an undercover investigation to find her. Little does he know, this investigation will lead him to the yet unknown mass murderer and cult leader, Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony). The series was created by John McNarama and also stars Grey Damon, Emma Dumont, Claire Holt, Michaela McManus and Brian F.O’Bryne.
Sky’s Managing Director of Content, Gary Davey stated: “I’m thrilled Sky has secured Aquarius for our customers across Europe. With an excellent script and high production values as well as an acclaimed cast, it will make for gripping television. Exclusively on Sky Atlantic, Aquarius further strengthens Sky’s position as the home of quality drama across Europe.”
ITVSGE’s Dan Gopal also stated, “Sky’s reputation for broadcasting the best international content makes it the perfect home for Aquarius, a compelling drama which combines intelligent writing, thrilling storyline, the star power of David Duchovny and the iconic fashion and music of the 1960s. We are delighted that it will launch on Sky Atlantic in the UK during August, while the series continues its run in the US, and we look forward to its forthcoming debut in Sky’s other European territories later this year.”
Aquarius was originally conceptualized to run for six seasons, and has recently been picked up by NBC for a second season after a successful initial first run.
Watch a trailer for the series below.