You Can Binge Watch NBC’s New Crime Drama ‘Aquarius’ The Day After It Premieres.

You Can Binge Watch NBC’s New Crime Drama ‘Aquarius’ The Day After It Premieres.

There are two things that make NBC’s new Summer series Aquarius so interesting. First, it stars David Duchovny in a role that looks like it was hand built for him, and second…wait for it – you can watch all 13 episodes the day after it premieres. That’s right, for the first time ever a network series is being made available all at once for instant viewing. Via the NBC website, NBC’s APP and other VOD services, you can do with an NBC TV series what you do over at Netflix.

If binge watching isn’t your cup of tea and you’d rather go about it the old school way, have no fear. NBC will broadcast the 13 episodes as scheduled every Thursday at 9/8c, starting with its premiere on May 28th.

David Duchovny on Aquarius Series

©NBC David Duchovny as Detective Sam Hodiak.

With the new format of delivery aside, there’s much about ‘Aquarius’ that should be appealing to crime drama fans. The official trailer shows the former X-Files star as homicide detective Sam Hodiak, a decorated World War II vet having a hard time dealing with the changing scenes of 1967 LA.

Watch NBC’s New Series ‘Aquarius’ First Look Preview

This isn’t the sixties of Mad Men either. As Duchovny says in NBC’s First Look preview, “I think people are interested in the “real” sixties” – Aquarius is a gritty historical fiction crime drama, that looks poised to push the boundaries for a show that comes off like something on cable.

What is NBC’s Aquairus about?

When detective Sam Hodiak’s ex-girlfriend contacts him about her 16 year old daughter who has gone missing, he sets out to find her. The only problem. is that his 1940’s way of doing things and seeing the world, is at odds with the 1960’s hippie culture. Needing some assistance, he’s hooked up with a much younger and liberal partner Brian Shafe, played by ‘True Bloods’ Grey Damon.

Grey Damon as Brian Shafe, David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak

“The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game” Episode 102 — Pictured: (l-r) Grey Damon as Brian Shafe, David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak — (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC)

As the two struggle to fit their different viewpoints together on the job, a much bigger problem awaits in their search for the girl. Twisting history into fiction, the story picks up two years prior to the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders and the evil world of Charles Manson.

NBC will only be making the 13 episodes available for instant streaming for four weeks after the premiere on May 28th. So if you’re going to binge, you’ll have to do it in that time period. Either way, by the look of the trailer and the storyline, Aquarius should be worth watching, new school way or old.

Scene from NBC's new show Aquarius


Aquarius also stars Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont, Claire Holt, Michaela McManus, Brian F. O’Byrne and Marty Adelstein.

Aquarius Official

Aquarius premieres with a 2 hour episode on May 28th and every Thursday 9/8c on NBC.

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