Everything is connected. That is what you learn when you're a holistic detective. And the world's greatest, if not only, holistic detective will be gracing the lineup of BBC America starting October 22nd.
The series is based on the 1987 Douglas Adams novel by the same name and has been a long time coming. In Adams' own words, the story of Dirk Gently is a "thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who-dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic." Adams, who passed away in 2001, is most noted for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
If you are a Douglas Adams fan, then Dirk needs no introduction. If you have not been initiated into the Adams fan club, then here is what you can expect should you decide to check out the novels (there are two and a half):
MagicGhostsHorsesExplosionsTimeMachinesElectricMonks and a Bill. He will run up an exorbitant tab for all manner of expenses. This is what happens when everything is connected. But that is ok because saving humanity from utter annihilation is a service Dirk provides free of charge.
If you decide to check out the BBC America series, you will see ExplosionsFistFightsCarChasesBloodACorgieElijahWood and become hopelessly entangled in the investigation due to the interconnectedness of all things.
Take a look at the official trailer below:
The title role is played by actor Samuel Barnett. Penny Dreadful enthusiasts will recognize him as Renfield. He also played Thomas Adams in the TV mini-series John Adams. While not our beloved detective, Elijah Wood appears in all eight episodes set to air this season as Todd, Dirk's assistant (or, as Todd likes to say, as his not-your-Watson-asshole). Together, Gently and his unwilling assistant traipse around not looking for clues, trying not to get killed (although they probably will be), and generally looking confused or frustrated. What's not to love?