Netflix Picks Up “Dirk Gently” Series For Global Release

Netflix has come onboard to co-produce AMC Studios and BBC America’s new comedic thriller “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” based on the Douglas Adams novel of the same name.

The story follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood), as they wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters.

Max Landis and Robert Cooper serve as executive producers on the show which will premiere on BBC America on October 22nd and all eight episodes will launch on Netflix outside the U.S. in December.

Source: Variety