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Meet the latest Dirk Gently (video)

Dirk Gently USDouglas Adams’ holistic detective Dirk Gently is coming to BBC America in October, with a sneak peek shown at Comic-Con.

When the bizarre murder of a millionaire thrusts loner Todd (Elijah Wood), into the orbit of Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), an eccentric detective who believes they’re destined to solve the murder-mystery together, his life will never be the same. They’ll cross unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.

“Dirk thinks he’s a detective. He has this ability to see things other people can’t see,” Barnett explained at the panel. “He’s kind of really lonely.”

The series also stars Mpho Koaho, Fiona Dourif, Michael Eklund, Miquel Sandoval, Dustin Mulligan, Aaron Douglas, Neil Brown Jr. and Richard Schiff. Lead writer is Max Landis, with Stargate’s Rob Cooper as showrunner.


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