Aquarius, NBC's 1960's set crime drama starring David Duchovny, is to be released in its entirety on May 28. The 13-episode season stars the former X-Files man as a Los Angeles detective hot on the trail of cult leader Charles Manson.

David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny plays a Los Angeles detective on the trail of Charles Manson in Aquarius

Using the Netflix method of offering the entire season on the same date is actually a big deal for NBC - a broadcaster that has used planned rollouts for over 65 years. 

"With 'Aquarius' we have the opportunity to push some new boundaries to give our audience something no broadcast network has done before," NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. "We are fully aware how audiences want to consume multiple episodes of new television series faster and at their own discretion, and we're excited to offer our viewers this same experience since all 13 episodes of this unique show have been produced and are ready to be seen."

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Curiously, the full season will only be available for one month following the premiere - with those who choose not to binge-watch getting the chance to catch Aquarius in uniformed episodes airing on NBC's 9pm timeslot on Thursdays.

In the show, Duchovny's character begins to take note of Manson when he begins recruiting needy women to join his cult. In hindsight, several of the women went on to commit serious crimes for Manson, including the murder of actress Sharon Tate and supermarket owner Leno LaBianca. 

It was recently announced that Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are to reunite to shoot a new season of The X-Files. 

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