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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’: A Guide to How Everything Is Connected in BBC America’s Sci-Fi Mystery

21 October 2016 5:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

BBC America already has one wacky British time traveler on its schedule, but with all of time and space at your disposal, there’s surely room for one more. Enter “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” a completely bonkers series based on the novels by Douglas Adams.

Created by Max Landis, the series is a sci-fi mystery with comedic sensibility and a helluva lot of storylines. Like the 2012 TV adaptation before it, “Dirk Gently” dispenses with the book’s plot — which some have proclaimed unfilmable — in favor of an original mystery. Landis’ version also dispenses with all of the book’s characters save for the titular detective himself.

Read More: Time Travel on TV Today, Ranked From Least to Most Tricky

IndieWire spoke to showrunner Robert C. Cooper (“Stargate Sg-1,” “Stargate Atlantis”) about creating an entirely new “Dirk Gently” adventure.

“Certainly I think it was always a challenge in adapting »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’: A Guide to How Everything Is Connected in BBC America’s Sci-Fi Mystery

21 October 2016 5:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

BBC America already has one wacky British time traveler on its schedule, but with all of time and space at your disposal, there’s surely room for one more. Enter “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” a completely bonkers series based on the novels by Douglas Adams.

Created by Max Landis, the series is a sci-fi mystery with comedic sensibility and a helluva lot of storylines. Like the 2012 TV adaptation before it, “Dirk Gently” dispenses with the book’s plot — which some have proclaimed unfilmable — in favor of an original mystery. Landis’ version also dispenses with all of the book’s characters save for the titular detective himself.

Read More: Time Travel on TV Today, Ranked From Least to Most Tricky

IndieWire spoke to showrunner Robert C. Cooper (“Stargate Sg-1,” “Stargate Atlantis”) about creating an entirely new “Dirk Gently” adventure.

“Certainly I think it was always a challenge in adapting »

- Hanh Nguyen

Permalink | Report a problem


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