Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency hits Netflix this December
Staff Reporter | On 01, Nov 2016Reading time: 2 mins
Netflix has announced that Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency will be released in the UK this December.
The adaptation of Douglas Adams’ comic novels is co-produced by the streaming giant and BBC America, with Netflix being the exclusive home for the series in all countries outside of the USA.
Bringing to life the unexpected world of the hyper, absurd, eponymous detective (played by Samuel Barnett), the series is written and executive produced by Max Landis and executive produced by Robert Cooper (Stargate), with Elijah Wood playing Dirk’s reluctant sidekick, Todd.
The series is produced by David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and Rick Jacobs (Wynona Earp) for Circle of Confusion, David Ozer and Ted Adams for IDW Entertainment and Arvind Ethan David and Zainir Aminullah for Ideate Media.
All eight episodes of its first season will premiere on Netflix on Sunday 11th December 2016. Here’s the official Netflix poster for the show:
Netflix co-produces BBC America’s Dirk Gently reboot
18th August 2016
Netflix has boarded BBC America’s new take on Dirk Gently as a co-producer, snapping up the international streaming rights in the process.
The show is based on the Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency novels by Douglas Adams, which were previously adapted by BBC Four in the UK, starring Stephen Mangan. The new version, though, takes Adams’ detective to the US.
The eight-episode series is written and executive produced by Max Landis (Chronicle), executive produced by Robert Cooper (Stargate) and stars Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful) as the eponymous, eccentric investigator. Elijah Wood co-stars as his reluctant assistant, Todd, as the duo wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spiderman, Weeds) completes the main cast.
You can see all three of them discussing the show at Comic-Con here:
Now, Netflix has signed up to co-produce the series – titled Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – with BBC America, along with AMC Studios, Ideate Media, and IDW Entertainment. The series is produced by David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and Rick Jacobs (Wynona Earp) for Circle of Confusion, David Ozer and Ted Adams for IDW Entertainment, and Arvind Ethan David and Zainir Aminullah for Ideate Media.
The series will air on BBC America on 22nd October, before all eight episodes are released on Netflix in all territories outside the US in December.
Here’s a trailer that BBC America released for the show last month: