"Californication" may be about to wrap, but David Duchovny isn't leaving the small screen. The actor has signed on to star in the period NBC drama "Aquarius" which has been given a thirteen-episode straight-to-series order.
Set in the late 1960s, the former "The X-Files" star will play a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life.
He and his younger partner begin tracking a small-time hippie cult leader who lures vulnerable young women to his 'cause' - the man's name? Charles Manson.
This first season will follow the "twists and turns" of Manson's early efforts, but the horrific murder spree in August 1969 won't factor in until subsequent seasons.
John McNamara ("In Plain Sight") penned the series and will executive produce alongside Duchovny, Marty Adelstein and Melanie Greene.