Aquarius is set in the late 1960s and follows troubled LAPD detective Sam Hodiak during his investigation into the disappearance of a local girl. He eventually uncovers the dark activity of a strange cult headed by a local minor criminal called Charles Manson.
Sky has agreed a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to show all 13 episodes of the first season. Aquarius debuted on NBC back in May and has since been renewed by the US broadcaster for a second season.
The X-Files actor David Duchovny features in the lead role while Emma Dumont (Bunheads), Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries), Grey Damon (Friday Night Lights), Brian F O’Byrne (Mildred Pierce) and Michaela McManus (One Tree Hill) also star.
Sky managing director of content, Gary Davey, said: “I’m thrilled Sky has secured Aquarius for our customers across Europe.
“With an excellent script and high production values as well as an acclaimed cast, it will make for gripping television. Exclusively on Sky Atlantic, Aquarius further strengthens Sky’s position as the home of quality drama across Europe.”
ITVGSE’s Dan Gopal added: “It’s great that Sky’s audience will be able to enjoy the show across the full offering of Sky’s linear and on-demand services in each market, whether at home or on the go.”