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Watch: ‘Aquarius’ Season 2 Trailer Brings the Blood

Watch out hippies and Charlie Manson — David Duchovny is back.

David Duchovny in “Aquarius.”

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NBC’s “Aquarius” returns for a second season next week, and a new trailer reveals that the David Duchovny-helmed drama is back in a big way and bloodier than ever. The gritty cop show follows 1960s detective Sam Hodiak (Duchovny) as he investigates Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony) and the creation of the “Manson family” before their major murder sprees are committed.

READ MORE: Review: ‘Aquarius’ Gets Enough Wrong Things Right to Create an Oddly Compelling Cop Story

Beyond a few bits of Hodiak’s signature violence, the trailer itself is fairly vague as for the events of the second season. But one thing is for sure: things don’t look good for Hodiak and his team. According to executive producer John McNamara, speaking with Assignment X, events of Season 2 pick up merely thirty minutes from where the Season 1 finale left off, but then this season will stretch all the way to Manson’s famous “Tate murders.”

NBC will air the Season 2 premiere in a two hour, almost entirely commercial free format (excluding a one-minute local news break). This isn’t the first time the show has broken from tradition when it comes to distribution: “Aquarius” was also the first broadcast series for which all episodes were made available for streaming immediately following its debut. In addition, a “NC-17” cut of the first season was also made available on iTunes.

The Season 2 premiere of “Aquarius” will air June 16 from 9-11pm. Check out the trailer below.

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