BBC America has released the first look at Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective Agency, their upcoming original television series based on the book by Douglas Adams.
Check out the first image here below.
The image shows Samuel Barnett as detective Dirk Gently and Elijah Wood as Todd, Dirk’s reluctant assistant, seen holding a corgi.
Screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle) is writing and executive-producing the TV series along with showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis). Of Gently, Landis said this to EW:
â€œHe believes that everything is connected and just by living his life, wandering from place to place, he will be able to solve any mystery put in front of him.”
Of Todd, Landis said:
â€œHeâ€™s honestly not gung-ho about helping Dirk do anything, much less be his assistant.â€
Jade Eshete also stars in the series as Farah Black, a billionaireâ€™s beautiful security officer, and the show will also introduce The Rowdy 3, a group of anarchist vampires.
Back in May, Landis posted a photo to his Twitter referencing The Rowdy 3 – see below.
BBC America will be bringing a Dirk Gently panel featuring the cast and crew to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Details just below.
San Diego Comic-Con International 2016
Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective Agency Panel
Saturday, 7/23/16, 4:00p.m. â€“ 5:00p.m. PST, Room: 6BCF
Join stars Elijah Wood (Wilfred), Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful), Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spider-man), Jade Eshete (Dead Beat), lead writer and executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe) for a first look at BBC AMERICAâ€™s Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective Agency, a new original series from the producers of The Walking Dead, premiering October 22. An adaptation from famed author of Hitchhikerâ€™s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams â€“ Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective Agency follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through an insane mystery; crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. @DirkGently #DirkGently
Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective Agency premieres on BBC America on October 22, 2016, and will run for 8 episodes.
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