Samuel Barnett (“The History Boys,” “Jupiter Ascending”) has been cast as the lead opposite Elijah Wood in “Dirk Gently,” BBC America’s eight-episode series based on Douglas Adams’ cult “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” novels.
The comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric ‘holistic’ detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery a season. Along the way they cross paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters.
Dean Parisot will direct the first two episodes, while Robert Cooper has been named as showrunner. Max Landis is penning the adaptation of the series which is set to debut this Fall.