Media Release: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Following the incredible reception to the global hit drama Aquarius, producers NBC have announced the 1960s based crime thriller will return for a second season which will air in Australia exclusively on Presto.
The news comes less than a month after the series made its debut and confirms that Aquarius, starring David Duchovny (The X-Files, Californication), Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), Grey Damon (True Blood, Friday Night Lights) and Australian actress Claire Holt (The Originals, H20: Just Add Water) has quickly gained enormous buzz from fans intrigued by the twists and turns surrounding the infamous Manson family investigations.
Presto subscribers can’t get enough of Aquarius. The series is consistently ranked as the most streamed show on Presto and it continues to draw new subscribers eager to watch the period detective story.
Following its initial ‘Age of Aquarius’ binge event, where Presto made available all 13 episodes of the series, Aquarius has begun its linear broadcast and will continue to add new episodes of season 1 to the service in line with the US broadcast.
The first six episodes of Aquarius are currently available for subscribers of Presto TV and the Presto Entertainment bundle to watch instantly with episode seven being added this Friday from 3.00pm EST. Subsequent episodes will continue to be added each Friday.
Set in 1967 Los Angeles, Aquarius stars Duchovny as Sam Hodiak a homicide cop with a complicated personal life who goes undercover to track Charles Manson and his notorious Manson family. The series marks fan favourite David Duchovny’s return to broadcast television.
Shaun James, Presto CEO, said, “Aquarius has garnered major acclaim from critics world-wide and has been a major success for Presto with Australian viewers. This riveting drama has hooked thousands upon thousands of viewers and still sits as the number one TV show on Presto since launch, making it a much loved hit for subscribers.
“We’re thrilled with the news that NBC will be returning Aquarius to fans next year and even more excited that Presto will have the exclusive first run when it lands in 2016.”
For consumers yet to subscribe, Presto is currently offering new customers a free 30-day trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries, which includes access to Aquarius and other hit David Duchovny series The X-Files and Californication.