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‘The Originals’ Claire Holt Books Series Regular Spot on NBC’s ‘Aquarius’

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After spending three seasons as an Original vampire, Claire Holt is about to experience life on the other side of the law. The actress has joined the upcoming NBC drama Aquarius as a series regular.

Starring David Duchovny as a police sergeant, Aquarius takes place in 1967 and follows the case of a teenage daughter of a respected lawyer, who goes missing in L.A. The trail leads to a small-time cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his cause. If that sounds familiar, it should. What the characters don’t know is that they’re hunting the man who will eventually become a household name – Charles Manson.

Holt will play Officer Charmaine Tully, who is described as a beautiful young police officer who is trying to be taken seriously on the male-dominated police force. Aquarius has been given a 13-episode order and is being billed as a limited series.

The actress is best known for her role as Rebekah Mikaelson, which she originated on The Vampire Diaries before moving to the spinoff, The Originals, last season. Holt shocked fans when she exited the new series after episode 16. Holt returned for the season one finale and she will be back for at least one episode of season two.

Holt’s other previous credits include Pretty Little Liars, Mean Girls 2 and H2O: Just Add Water.

NBC has not released a premiere date for Aquarius at this time.

Mandy Treccia
Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that.

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