BBC America has released a new teaser for the network’s upcoming original series “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett. The new trailer confirms the series will premiere at 9pm US-ET on October 22nd.
Based on the novel by Douglas Adams, the story begins when the bizarre murder of a millionaire thrusts loner Todd (Wood) into the orbit of Dirk Gently (Barnett), an eccentric detective who believes they’re destined to solve the mind-bending mystery together. The pair will cross unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters.
In the lead up to the premiere, the network has also announced a series of programming stunts, such as a special marathon of the original “Star Trek” series with uncut digitally remastered HD versions of the original episodes of seasons one and two running back to back from Thursday September 8th – exactly 50 years from its original premiere on NBC.
Sarah Barnett, BBC America President, says in a statement: “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is unlike any other show we can think of – though there are some unique and genius shows that live in adjacent, equally skewed, fantastical worlds, and we want to surround Dirk with this interconnected brilliance. We hope BBCA fans will enjoy our eclectic, energetic, supernatural-ish fall.”