It seems Claire Holt, best known for her portrayal of Rebekah Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, is leaving New Orleans behind and turning in her fangs, at least for now! She’s instead headed to 1960s Los Angeles as Officer Chairmain Tully in NBC’s new series Aquarius, E! News reports.
Comprising of 13 episodes, Aquarius is set to follow a group of undercover police officers working on the case of infamous killer Charles Manson.
Joining a cast led by David Duchovny, and also featuring Gaius Charles, Gethin Anthony and Grey Damon, Holt’s character is described as a “beautiful young female police officer who is trying to be taken seriously in the male-dominated world of the LAPD in 1967.” If anyone can do it, the only female Mikaelson sibling can!
Holt left The Originals mid-way through the freshman season, explaining to Buzzfeed at the time, “This show has been so amazing for my career, and I’ve had such unbelievable material, it was just never my intention to be away from home this long.” Holt helms from Australia, but now her and her loved ones call Los Angeles home, which is presumedly where work on Aquarius will take place. The Originals and The Vampire Diaires, however, film in Atlanta.
The actress’ other credits include children’s series H20: Just Add Water (I’m sensing a water theme?), as well as a short stint in Pretty Little Liars, and Mean Girls 2.
Dry your tears though Rebekah fans, all is not lost! The Original vampire is promised to appear within the first three episodes of season two, which debuts this October on the CW. Aquarius as of yet has no premiere date, but check out NBC’s full plot description below:
“It’s 1967 and the era of free love, drug experimentation and Vietnam is in full effect. When the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer goes missing, LA Police Sergeant Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny, “Californication,” “The X-Files”) starts asking around. He soon discovers that the hippie kids he’s questioning don’t take kindly to cops, especially one with hair as short as his. Needing the help of someone they trust, he partners with rebellious undercover cop Brian Shafe, a man who’s more comfortable rolling a joint than patrolling a beat. 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 cultural revolution. Little could they know, however, the guy they’re hunting will eventually become the killer we now recognize as Charles Manson. He was a lost soul who desperately wanted to get into the music scene of the ’60s until something snapped. This is the show that will explore the cat-and-mouse game between him and the police, which will go on for several seasons ultimately ending with the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders.”
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