NBC Sets Summer Premiere Dates For ‘Hannibal’, David Duchovny Fronted ‘Aquarius’

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Hannibal - Season 2NBC has locked down their Summer schedule.

The network, who earlier today cancelled freshman drama Allegiance, have announced that their thirteen episode period drama Aquarius, fronted by former X-Files star David Duchovny, will debut on Thursday May 28th at 9/8c, with a two-hour premiere.

The following week on June 4th, Hannibal which will launch its third season in the 10pm time-slot. Elsewhere, NBC has confirmed that the latest season of American Ninja Warrior will premiere on May 25th, while the 10th season of America’s Got Talent kicks off on May 26th.

AquariusAquarius is a new 1960s crime drama which follows a complicated LAPD Sergeant (Duchovny) who starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader, who turns out to be Charles Manson. He partners with undercover cop Brian Shafe and before long enters Manson’s world.

The drama, which bypassed the pilot process and got a 13 episode straight to series order from NBC, hails from ITV Studios’ joint venture Tomorrow ITV Studios, and, in addition to the former X-Files alum, stars Grey Damon (Friday Night Lights), Gethin Anthony (Game Of Thrones) and Emma Dumont (Bunheads).