Aquarius premiered on NBC on May 28, 2015. It's 1967 and the era of free love, drug experimentation and Vietnam is in full effect. When Emma, the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer, goes missing, LAPD Sgt. Sam Hodiak starts asking around. He soon discovers that the hippie kids he's questioning don't take kindly to cops, especially a cop with hair as short as his. Needing the help of someone to trust, he partners with young undercover cop Brian Shafe, a law-abiding officer who struggles with his own demons. He also begins to rely on Charmain Tully, an ambitious rookie cop who's anxious to prove herself in a male-dominated profession. It's not long before they stumble upon a small-time cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his cause. From there, they follow this man's trail down a rabbit hole of drugs, sex, murder and a cultural revolution. Little could they know, however, the guy they're hunting will eventually become the killer we now recognize as Charles Manson - a lost soul who desperately wanted to get into the music scene of the '60s until something snapped.