BBC America has ordered a second series of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, its adaption of Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently novels which will be seen internationally on Netflix .
The eight-part first series was written by Max Landis, the mind behind cult classic Chronicle, and stars Samuel Barnett as Gently and Elijah Wood as his assistant Todd.
The series is co-produced by AMC, owners of BBC America, IDEATE MEDIA and IDW Entertainment, and debuted on BBC America this October. Season two will premiere in the US next year.
Sarah Barnett, President of BBC AMERICA, commented, “Outlandishly different, Dirk Gently has hit a sweet spot with BBCA fans.
“With Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett’s chemistry as oddball detective/sidekick duo, and our creators promising ever greater genius-weird cosmic mystery in the next case, we’re happy to announce more of this truly original and entertaining show.”