While we’re still waiting for the latest TV version of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency to debut here in the UK (all eight episodes arrive on Netflix for your binge-watching pleasure on 11 December), BBC has ordered a 10-episode second season days ahead of the season one finale in the States.
Based on the cult Dirk Gently novels by Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams, the comedy drama has been adapted by Max Landis (Chronicle, Victor Frankenstein) and stars Samuel Barnett as “holistic” detective Dirk and Elijah Wood as definitely not his sidekick, Todd. Each series features one overarching investigation, with lots of random detours along the way.
“Outlandishly different, Dirk Gently has hit a sweet spot with BBCA fans,” says Sarah Barnett, president of 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.”