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Natalie Abrams
June 25, 2015 AT 07:29 PM EDT

David Duchovny’s Aquarius has been renewed for a second season, NBC announced Tuesday.

Aquarius follows a Los Angeles police detective (Duchovny) tracking cult leader Charles Manson (Game of Thrones’ Gethin Anthony) during his rise in the late 1960s.  

“With its riveting drama and innovative release strategy, Aquarius has excited the critics, hooked millions of viewers and energized our summer,” says NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “It’s no secret that the way people watch television is evolving, so we took a unique approach to how we delivered Aquarius and it’s driven some record numbers for NBC Digital and helped us reach viewers who might have otherwise overlooked a great summer drama.”

NBC’s broadcasts of Aquarius have been averaging 1.2 in the 18-49 demographic, with 5.8 million viewers overall. In May, the freshman drama became the first broadcast series to be streamed in its entirety following its debut. 

Duchovny will next appear in The X-Files revival, which you read all about in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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