David Duchovny Previews His Return to TV in NBC's 'Aquarius' (Exclusive Video)

'The X-Files' star says the upcoming period drama goes far beyond Charles Manson.
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Before David Duchovny goes back to the role that made him a household name, he is going back in time for NBC's new period drama Aquarius.

Set in 1967, the series centers on two detectives, Sam Hodiak (Duchovny) and Brian Shafe (Grey Damon), who team up for a missing persons investigation tied to Charles Manson.

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Despite the surroundings, Duchovny reveals in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive video that his character has a hard time fitting in with the culture, or more precisely, the counterculture around him.

"This isn't a guy who is in the vanguard of free love and drugs," says the actor. "He's a guy who's going to be dragged kicking and screaming."

Get more details on Duchovny's character and the series in the behind-the-scenes video below.

Aquarius premieres Thursday, May 28 at 9 p.m. on NBC.