Elijah Wood has scored the co-lead role in BBC America’s eight-episode series “Dirk Gently” based on the cult “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” novels by Douglas Adams.
Max Landis penned the comedic thriller series which follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric ‘holistic’ detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through a major and seemingly insane mystery a season.
On the way they cross paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters. Todd is compassionate and smart with a biting wit, but often at a moral crossroads with a habit of lying and stealing.
Landis, Arvind Ethan David, Zainir Aminullah, Ted Adams, David Ozer, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs are executive producing the series which is slated to debut this Fall.