'Aquarius' Enlists 'Ray Donovan' Alum for Recurring Role (Exclusive)

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Aquarius is adding some new blood for season two.

The David Duchovny-led period drama has cast Ray Donovan actor Omar J. Dorsey in a recurring role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Dorsey will play Ralph Church, a smart, powerful and intimidating ex-convict who towers over Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony). A man with a plan, Ralph has a powerful hold over Manson and is convinced he can make him do almost anything.

From exec producer John McNamara (Trumbo), Aquarius earned a renewal from NBC a month into its freshman run last summer. However, disappointing ratings led the network to move it to Saturdays. The entire first season was also made available the day of its premiere on VOD — a first for NBC. There is no premiere date yet for season two.

Dorsey's other credits include Selma, Django Unchained and The Blind Side. He is repped by Innovative Artists, Aligned Entertainment and Stone Meyer.