Former “Thrones” Star To Play Charles Manson

English actor Gethin Anthony has been cast as cult leader Charles Manson in NBC’s upcoming mid-season event series “Aquarius”.

30-year-old Anthony is best known for his role as Renly Baratheon, the gay younger brother of Stannis and Robert Baratheon and one of the contenders for the Iron Throne of Westeros, in the first season and a half of HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones”.

David Duchovny, Grey Damon and Emma Dumont star in the series which follows LAPD police officer Sam Hodiak (Duchovny) as he hunts down Manson in the late 1960s – at the time when Manson was a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.”

Thirteen episodes will be produced for the first season, but the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders will not be covered in this initial outing.

Source: Variety