Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency has been renewed for season 2.
10 new episodes for 2017 have been ordered. That is up 2 episodes from season one's 8 episode order.
Dirk Gently has proven to be a wonderful, glorious, chaotic, eccentric trip. It has hit just the right note with the bevy of BBC America sci-fi viewers. The show, if you haven’t seen it, is about Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and Todd (Elijah Wood) who follow clues to crimes that fate seems to lead them to instead of purposefully looking for them. Some of the characters on this show can move their “souls” from one body to another. It seems Dirk can even time travel somehow.
The show is based on the late author Douglas Adams’s book series of the same name. You may better know Adams as the author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. The premise of the show and the books is that everything is connected no matter how small. The detective does not "investigate" alone though, he has assistants. To the chagrin of Todd, fate chooses him to be one and his life has never been the same.
Max Landis is the show's creator. He seems just as interesting as the characters in the show itself. It has been a dream of his to take the character of Dirk Gently from the books and put him on TV.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency airs on BBC America on Saturdays at 8/7 Central.
The season 1 finale is on December 10th.