David Duchovny’s Aquarius Cancelled
Aquarius, the series based on the Charles Manson murders starring David Duchovny has been cancelled after 2 seasons by NBC.
This doesn’t come as a huge shock, given it was announced back in August that the ratings for season 2 were less than stellar… And NBC had shifted the show from it’s usually Thursday night to bury it on a lower rated Saturday evening slot. Some stars had already been released from their contracts in months leading up to the announcement, so the writing was very much on the wall.
Set in 1967 Los Angeles, Aquarius starred David Duchovny as LAPD detective Sam Hodiak, who is investigating the disappearance of a teenage girl. What he discovers is Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony), and is hippy commune known as The Family, who don’t take kindly to cops asking questions… The show was based on real life events, but mixed with fictional characters and story arcs.
One upside to Aquarius’s cancellation is that it could make things easier for the producers of X-Files season 11. There have been ‘significant talks’ about bringing the show back again after the success of the recent event series run, but were having issues sorting out schedules. Duchovny is still involved with the new Twin Peaks series, but the cancellation does free up a bit more time in his schedule. However, his X-Files partner Gillian Anderson has a number of projects, including 3 films, but with The Fall looking like it’s taking a break after season 3, she maybe able to slot some X-Filing in there somewhere… Although… she has also joined the upcoming American Gods series playing ‘Media’, so that might also get in the way… We’ll just have to wait and see.
Aquarius season 2 is currently airing on Sky Atlantic.
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