Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV series)
|Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency|
Comic science fiction|
|Created by||Max Landis|
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul|
by Douglas Adams
|Composer(s)||Cristobal Tapia De Veer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (list of episodes)|
|Location(s)||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Running time||54 minutes|
BBC America (US)|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||October 22, 2016 – present|
|Related shows||Dirk Gently (2012 TV series)|
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a BBC America science-fiction detective series based on the Douglas Adams novel series of the same name. Written by Max Landis, it stars Samuel Barnett as the detective Dirk Gently and Elijah Wood as his reluctant sidekick Todd. A trailer for the series debuted at San Diego Comic Con 2016. The series is a co-production between BBC America and Netflix, with episodes commencing airing on BBC America in the United States on October 22, 2016, and all episodes being available to stream on Netflix worldwide outside of the United States on December 11, 2016.
- Samuel Barnett as Dirk Gently, an eccentric "holistic" detective, who believes everything in the universe is interconnected. He does not solve cases by conventional means, but rather by following fate. It is revealed that he was part of a government organization studying people with special abilities.
- Cameron Andres as young Dirk
- Elijah Wood as Todd Brotzman, Dirk's reluctant sidekick/assistant.
- Hannah Marks as Amanda Brotzman, Todd's sister who suffers from the fictional illness, Pararibulitis, which causes her to suffer hallucinations and feel them as if they were real.
- Fiona Dourif as Bart Curlish, a "holistic" assassin who feels that the universe leads her to people she has to kill. She claims that the universe won't allow her to die. She feels that she must kill Dirk, despite not knowing who he is.
- Jade Eshete as Farah Black
- Mpho Koaho as Ken, a criminal hacker who Bart kidnaps and forces to travel with her.
- Aaron Douglas as Gordon Rimmer.
- Michael Eklund as Martin, the leader of an anarchist group called the Rowdy 3.
- Osric Chau as Vogle, a member of the Rowdy 3
- Viv Leacock as Gripps, a member of the Rowdy 3
- Zak Santiago as Cross, a member of the Rowdy 3
- Dustin Milligan as Sgt. Hugo Friedkin, a dimwitted government agent working with Riggins.
- Miguel Sandoval as Col. Scott Riggins, a government agent that is tracking Dirk.
- Neil Brown Jr. as Det. Estevez, a missing persons detective, and Zimmerfield's partner.
- Richard Schiff as Det. Zimmerfield, a missing persons detective, and Estevez's partner.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Horizons"||Dean Parisot||Teleplay and Television Story by Max Landis||October 22, 2016||0.437|
|A violent murder occurs at the hotel where Todd works, with unusual characters - including Dirk Gently - intruding on his hitherto mundane life.|
|2||"Lost & Found"||Dean Parisot||Max Landis||October 29, 2016||0.293|
|Todd reluctantly works with Dirk, tries to rescue a kidnapped woman who thinks she's a dog, but only gets the actual dog. A plan to exchange the dog for the woman goes awry.|
|3||"Rogue Wall Enthusiasts"||Michael Patrick Jann||Max Landis||November 5, 2016||0.297|
|While digging into Spring's past, Farah and Dirk find their first big clue; Todd learns he has no safe harbor; Amanda deals with a presence.|
|4||"Watkin"||Michael Patrick Jann||Andy Black||November 12, 2016||0.248|
|Dirk and Todd venture into Patrick's deathmaze and get a shock. Meanwhile, Weedle shares some unfortunate truths with Farah, and Gordon visits Lux's old flame.|
|5||"Very Erectus"||Tamra Davis||Robert C. Cooper||November 19, 2016||TBD|
|As Dirk and Todd embark on a hunt for Patrick Spring’s dark enigmas, Todd reveals a deep-seated secret of his own. Detectives Estevez and Zimmerfield take big risks as they inch closer to the truth of their missing person’s investigation, and Amanda finally confronts the looming specter of the Rowdy 3.|
|6||"Fix Everything"||Tamra Davis||Max Landis||November 26, 2016||TBD|
|Todd tries to confess to Amanda all of his lies from the past 10 years. Dirk and Farah are ambushed by Bart and Ken on their way to secure Dr. Webb's invention at the Spring Mansion.|
|7||"Weaponized Soul"||Paco Cabezas||Max Landis||December 3, 2016||TBD|
|Flung backwards through time, Dirk and Todd make a horrifying discovery about the nature of their case, and find themselves with a unique opportunity: solve their case before it even starts.|
|8||"Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things"||Paco Cabezas||TBA||December 10, 2016||TBD|
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