NBC is happy with both the critical reception and the digital performance of a first-year drama series, announcing today that it will bring back “Aquarius” for a second season.
In announcing the renewal for the show, in which David Duchovny plays an LAPD cop hunting for Charles Manson, the network noted that the series was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series.
NBC added: “’Aquarius’ delivered the most-watched first 24 hours for a summer series premiere ever on NBC.com and the NBC App. With the surge in viewership generated by ‘Aquarius,’ NBC Digital (NBC.com, the NBC app and Hulu) went on to log its biggest summer weekend ever.”
The announcement also notes: “The critically acclaimed drama made TV history in May as the first broadcast series to be streamed in its entirety following its debut, with NBC making all 12 ‘Aquarius’ episodes available online for the four weeks following its intial NBC telecast.”