A gritty 1960s cop drama about LAPD detective Sam Hodiak and his trainee, who must deal with gangs, brutal crimes, changing times, family crises and unhinged manipulative small-time crook Charles Manson, whos slowly building his cult.
Los Angeles, 1967. Welcome to the Summer of Love. Aquarius stars David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak, a seasoned homicide detective whose investigations dovetail with the activities of real life cult leader Charles Manson in the years before he masterminded the most notorious killings of a generation, the Tate-LaBianca murders. A small time but charismatic leader with big plans, Manson has begun to build up his "family", recruiting vulnerable young men and women to join his cause. Teaming up with a young cop who will help him infiltrate Mansons circle, Hodiak is forced to see things through the questioning eyes of someone who came of age amongst the current anti-establishment counterculture. Edgy, addictive and visually stunning, the Age of Aquarius is here.
Los Angeles of 1967 is only 2 years after the Watts Riots and in the midst of the Vietnam War. Street violence, curfews, counterculture, anti-Establishment protest, hippies, riots and tear gas, sit-ins, illegal drugs (and those yet to be scheduled), free love, anarchy and a deep, abiding hatred of "pigs" were a few of the issues faced by fictitional Detective Sam Hodiak and the harried LAPD. Then, in March, Charles Milles Manson was paroled from jail for the very last time to enjoy a reign of terror that has not been equaled in the annals of American crime.