‘Aquarius’ Cast Update: Meet Charles Manson

By Kathleen Villaruben | 1 year ago
‘Aquarius’ Cast Update: Meet Charles Manson

What makes “Aquarius” more interesting than its factual storyline and engaging actors? The man of the story himself – Charles Manson. Read on to know more about this interesting character.

Yahoo TV described Manson as a “wannabe rock star.”  He will be portrayed by Gethin Anthony from HBO’s worldwide phenomenon “Game of Thrones.”


The controversial murderer was just a minor criminal a few years before the Tate-LaBianca killings. In promo teasers, Manson was portrayed as a man who had impressive skills of persuasion. He could swoon his followers with sweet talk or force them with a sharp knife.

David Duchovny, the actor behind the main protagonist named Detective Sam Hodiak, told Yahoo TV that Manson was “a symbol of where the ’60s went dark.” He admired the whole package of “Aquarius.”

Emma Dumont will play a huge part in Manson’s life. In an exclusive interview with TVLine, Dumont described the experiences of her character, Emma, to be “so new and shocking and intense.” Although they both have the same first name, Dumont made it clear that Emma is younger and “less experienced at life” than her. Emma is also different from Dumont’s past roles before “Aquarius.”

Dumont revealed that Emma got more comfortable with Manson and his band of followers. The reason is Emma’s “black-and-white” personality. Dumont explained that she could interpret Emma however she wants and invent another back story, which led to Emma making crazy decisions.

“Aquarius” premieres on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. Right after the television premiere, all of the show’s 13 episodes will be released on VOD, the NBC app and NBC.com.

There you have it for the cast update on “Aquarius.” For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG) and like our Facebook page What Movie is this.


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