We’d heard ever before that BBC-America had in head to adapt Hitchhikers’ Guide to the particular Galaxy creator Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Private eye Agency with controversial author Max Landis, and now Dirk Gently has a first major star. Lord on the Rings and Wilfred alum Elijah Wood joins the production in a important Dirk Gently role, but not usually the one you’d think.
As for each BBC-A’s official summary of the eight-episode fall premiere, Dirk Gently is “a comedy thriller that follows the actual bizarre adventures associated with eccentric ‘holistic’ detective Dirk Lightly and his reluctant assistant Todd, as they wend their means through one large, seemingly insane thriller a season, bridging unlikely paths which has a bevy of wild and sometimes hazardous characters, each show landing them a couple of random steps nearer to uncovering the truth.”
Wood won’t play the title role, but rather Todd, as the launch puts it:
He’utes not a sidekick. Todd’azines just flat out a lot better than Dirk at a lot of things. He / she always attempts to remedy matters with the fewest steps possible; regardless of being a compassionate, fairly sweet, smarter-than-average man with stinging wit, Todd often locates himself at the junction of morally greyish crossroads. Thus, his undesirable habits of lying and also stealing have dire consequences that he can’testosterone levels put off forever, although he tries. Todd’azines not a bad person. He’azines not a good person nevertheless, either, but he’lmost all get there.
As Todd describes him self to Dirk Gently: ‘That’s not me your Watson, asshole. I am not available for side-kicking on something I am not involved with. I’m my own messed up human being with my own messed up problems.’
In addition to Max Landis, executive producers incorporate Ted Adams and David Ozer connected with IDW, along with Walking Dead familiars David Alpert along with Rick Jacobs for Circle of Confusion, and also Zainir Aminullah and Arvind Ethan David associated with Ideate Media.
Stay tuned for extra Dirk Gently announcements on the road to it’s fall 2016 premiere.