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DIRK GENTLY Gets a New Teaser and Premiere Date

This fall, everything is connected in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, a new original BBC America series based upon the novels by Douglas Adams. Now, the show finally has a release date!

Dirk Gently will premiere on Saturday, October 22; and BBC America has released a new promo video for the series which offers an intense and even disorienting taste of things to come as the seemingly random elements of a mystery are laid out for us. Samuel Barnett plays the title character, who isn’t exactly a detective in the traditional sense. Instead of hunting down clues, Dirk Gently has a talent for finding “connections” and he calls himself a “Holistic Detective.” Elijah Wood co-stars in the series as Todd, a loner who immediately rejects the idea of playing Watson to Dirk’s Sherlock. But it’s not like Todd has any say in the matter.

BBC America also re-released the Dirk Gently Comic-Con reel, which offers a better example of the tone of the series.

As we can see in the footage, Todd was working for a hotel when one of the guests was murdered. That sends Todd into Dirk’s orbit, and it thrusts both of them into a “mind-bending mystery.” Todd may not initially believe in Dirk’s abilities, but he’s bound to come around eventually, since this storyline will unfold across the first season.

Hannah Marks co-stars in Dirk Gently alongside Jade Eshete, Fiona Dourif, Dustin Milligan, Miguel Sandoval, and Richard Schiff. Fan-favorite screenwriter Max Landis developed the Dirk Gently TV series and is also executive producing it. Galaxy Quest helmer Dean Parisot is directing the first two episodes of this series.

Are you excited about the new Dirk Gently series? Let us know in the comment section below!

Image: BBC America

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