Comic-Con: Elijah Wood is not @#$%ing Watson in DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY

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It was only a matter of time before someone adapted Douglas Adams’ other famous books, which they actually did back in 2010. Now they will do it again: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency has been unveiled in a new teaser that debuted at Comic-Con this weekend past:

I have not read the books in quite a while, so I am not at all sure how accurate this is – though I’m not sure Dirk Gently ever had a very persistent sidekick. Then again, it’s quite possible – these were rather strange books, but still well worth anyone’s time and arguably as great as Adams’ Hitchiker’s Guide series.

Still, fans may want to loosen their expectations: at the show’s Comic-Con panel the creators noted they are interpreting the work more than being slavishly original. But one thing is clear: BBC wants this show to join its hugely successful Doctor Who franchise. The tone seems quite similar, but more telling is that Dirk Gently was actually spawned out of unused Dr. Who material that Adams collaborated on.

What is it about? It’s hard to explain, but I can tell you Dirk is a psychic detective who seems to rely on the laws of chaos and serendipity to crack his cases. It’s uniquely bizarre and brilliant in a way only author like Adams could deliver.

Last Updated: January 4, 2017

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