Monday, November 21, 2016

BBC America Renews 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' for Season 2

BBC America has renewed its original drama series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency for a second season. Adapted from the wildly popular novels by Douglas Adams, Season 2 will return with ten episodes in 2017. 

The drama is a serialized comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood), as they wend they way through one big, seemingly insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters. Each episode lands them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.

Max Landris developed the series, with Robert Cooper serving as showrunner. They executive produce with Arvind Ethan David, Zainir Aminullah, Ted Adams, David Ozer, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs. AMC Studios, Ideate Media, IDW Entertainment and Circle of Confusion produce.

"Outlandishly different, Dirk Gently has hit a sweet spot with BBC America fans," said Sarah Barnett, President, BBC America. "With Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett's chemistry as oddball detective/sidekick duo, and our creators promising ever greater genius-weird cosmic mystery in the next case, we're happy to announce more of this truly original and entertaining show."