“Dirk Gently” Cancelled, Amazon Skips Pilots

BBC America has canceled “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” after two seasons with the finale on December 16th serving as the series finale.

The series, from creator Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper, was adapted from the popular novels by Douglas Adams and starred Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett. Here’s the statement the network has released:

“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency brought together an incredible group of talented, creative people to make something truly original that celebrates how weird and wonderful the universe can be. We are so proud to work with the writers, producers and actors who created this brilliant world. We’ve seen your passionate social campaigns for another season of Dirk Gently and we regret to say that Season 2 will be the last season on BBC America.

We have been so inspired by your rowdy imagination, your wild passion and whip-smart humor. We’ve tweeted with you every episode, watched you make incredible fan art and most importantly, build great friendships. Dirk Gently fans aren’t just great fans, they’re great friends, too. You’ll continue to find connections, overcome great obstacles, make amends, help others, and create your own family of weirdos, chosen or not. Thank you, Dirk Gently fans, for everything.”

‘Dirk’ at least had two seasons to run its course, the same can’t be said for Amazon Studios’ new shows with word that the streaming giant has opted not to pick up any of its three comedy pilots from this past Fall season to series reports Deadline.

The Glenn Close-led “Sea Oak” along with “Love You More” and “The Climb” have all been passed on, while the future of existing Amazon comedies “I Love Dick” and “One Mississippi” is unclear. The company is in the midst of a major executive overhaul, and is also shifting away from pilots toward straight-to-series orders with big genre drama series being its focus in the near future.