Aquarius Cancelled Or Renewed for Season 2? Will There Be Aquarius Season 2? Has Aquarius Been Renewed for 2015-16?
Original updates follow…
Aquarius premiered May 28, 2015 on NBC, followed by the release of the entire series on digital platforms. NBC has yet to officially cancel or renew Aquarius for Season 2. Stay tuned as we bring you rolling updates on the status of NBC’s David Duchovny-fronted serial killer drama!
Continue below for additional Aquarius Season 2 renewal updates and ratings table.
AQUARIUS CANCELLED OR RENEWED?
Aquarius Cancelled? Aquarius Season 2? Watch this space to see whether Aquarius has enough killer moments to earn a Season 2 renewal. Rolling updates below:
May 29, 2015 – It appears the decision to release all episodes of Aquarius online hasn’t paid off, with the two-hour series premiere averaging a low 1.1 in the coveted demo. Of course, the online release may or may not have had a significant impact on the show’s linear ratings and could yet yield some digital value. More damning for Aquarius was the network describing the online release as “series” rather than “season” – a detail that seemed to escape many – which suggested a pre-emptive cancellation.
Even so, NBC left themselves room to renew Aquarius if it performed beyond their apparent expectations, though the early numbers make this unlikely.
— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) May 29, 2015
April 29, 2015 – NBC to make all 13 episodes of Aquarius available online following its May 28 premiere. A unique move that plays to the show’s binge-watchability, but also, between the lines, appears to hint at the show’s cancellation after Season 1. Perhaps tellingly, NBC states that the “entire series” (as opposed to “season”) will go online, which, considering there’s a six-season plan, suggests the network has decided to burn off Aquarius while allowing some room to bring it back IF it performs beyond their expectations.
April 2, 2015 – Aquarius boss reveals six-season plan for the series.
March 6, 2015 – NBC gives Aquarius a summer release date. With year-round programming part of most major network’s scheduling strategies, ‘summer series’ don’t quite have the ‘burn off’ stigma they did a few years ago, but Aquarius will hope the stars align for Season 2 renewal.
March 31, 2014 – Aquarius ordered to series at NBC.
Aquarius Season 1 Ratings
|Episode||18-49 Key Demo||Viewers (millions)|
|1.01 “Everybody’s Been Burned”||1.1||5.67|
|1.02 “The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game”||1.1||5.67|
|1.03 “Never Say Never To Always”|
|1.04 “Home Is Where You’re Happy”|
|1.05 “A Change Is Gonna Come”|
|1.06 “A Whiter Shade of Pale”|
TV Ratings are ©2015 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.
It’s 1967 and the era of free love, drug experimentation and Vietnam is in full effect. When Emma (Emma Dumont, “Salvation”), the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer, goes missing, LAPD Sgt. Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny, “Californication,” “The X-Files”) starts asking around. He soon discovers that the hippie kids he’s questioning don’t take kindly to COPS, especially a cop with hair as short as his.
Needing the help of someone to trust, he partners with young undercover cop Brian Shafe (Grey Damon, “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” “Friday Night Lights”), a law-abiding officer who struggles with his own demons. He also begins to rely on Charmain Tully (Claire Holt, “Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”), an ambitious rookie cop who’s anxious to prove herself in a male-dominated profession.
It’s not long before they stumble upon a small-time cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his cause. From there, they follow this man’s trail down a rabbit hole of drugs, sex, murder and a cultural revolution. Little could they know, however, the guy they’re hunting will eventually become the killer we now recognize as Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony, “Game of Thrones”) — a lost soul who desperately wanted to get into the music scene of the ’60s until something snapped.
“Aquarius” will explore the cat-and-mouse game between Manson and the police in those turbulent years leading up to the Infamous Tate-LaBianca murders. [NBC]
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