Dirk Gently, the funny sci-fi TV series coming to BBC America, is based on the books written by the late Hitchhiker’s Guides author Douglas Adams in the 1980s. Gently is a “holistic detective” who investigates cases (missing cats, messy divorces) involving the supernatural. As American director Max Landis (Victor Frankenstein) said recently at the San Diego Comic-Con: “You can’t really hire him unless you were meant to.” He added, “And if you were meant to, that means something really weird is going to happen.” (He’s the one with the rainbow mohawk.)
In the TV series, Gently is portrayed by Samuel Barnett. Gently’s friend and partner in crime Todd (who sometimes lies and steals) is portrayed by American Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings, Wilfred). Dirk Gently will premiere on BBC America on October 22, 2016.
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