Aquarius to return? Manson actor Gethin Anthony says it could be revived “in some form”
But will the ex-Game of Thrones star be involved?
The age of Aquarius might not be over after all – with actor Gethin Anthony hinting that the series could be revived.
The crime thriller was cancelled earlier this month by NBC – but Anthony told Digital Spy that it might “have another life” elsewhere.
“I believe there’s a possibility that it’ll have another life, in another form – certainly the Hodiak (David Duchovny) character,” he said. “So without meaning to tantalise, and there’s certainly nothing confirmed, I sort of think that’s perhaps where it could go.
“But it’d be in a year or so, or maybe later on – so in that way, it’s one of those ‘never say never’ things.”
The ex-Game of Thrones actor played Charles Manson on the series, which was partly based on fact but also pitted the notorious killer against the fictional Hodiak.
“I absolutely do see it as a complete work,” he said of the two seasons aired so far. “It’s something that I’ve had a few months to think about, because we talk about these things a little bit earlier than they’re made public.
“It’s something to be proud of – especially the last couple of episodes. I’m very proud of those and the work that everybody did.”
“There’s an element of risk and trust in any choice you make as an actor, but especially when taking on real-life criminals,” he said. “I understood the concerns. It’d be hard not to understand them. But I trusted the showrunners and I think that they were on the right side of that very fine line.”
The 33-year-old was cast as Manson just four weeks before filming began, but said the key to his playing the part was never to judge his character.
“It’s sort of acting 101 – you can’t judge your character,” he insisted. “Sympathising with them, or empathising with them is something else. But you certainly can’t judge them, because once you’re judging them, it’s a different thing that you’re doing. You’re caricaturing them.
“I think if you learn about anybody’s childhood, it never excuses decisions made as an adult, of course not, but that is a useful thing to do I think if you’re going to play a real person who’s done some terrible things – learn about them, learn about their backstory.”
Gethin Anthony reprises his role as Charles Manson in Aquarius season two, continuing Friday at 10pm on Sky Atlantic. Pre-order the DVD now at Amazon here.