BBC America announced earlier Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency will return to our TV screens Saturday, October 14, 9/8c. The series from creator Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper, is an adaptation from the popular novels by Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who). It was a standout of the fall 2016 TV season for me and I am looking forward to what’s in store for season two.
Returning for season two are stars Samuel Barnett (Dirk), Elijah Wood (Todd), Jade Eshete (Farah), Hannah Marks (Amanda), Mpho Koaho (Ken), Fiona Dourif (Bart), Dustin Milligan (Friedkin), Michael Eklund (Martin – Rowdy 3), Osric Chau (Vogel – Rowdy 3), Viv Leacock (Gripps – Rowdy 3), and Zak Santiago (Cross – Rowdy 3).
New for season two are John Hannah (The Mage), Amanda Walsh (Suzie Boreton), Tyler Labine (Sherlock Hobbs), Izzie Steele (Deputy Tina Tevetino), Aleks Paunovic (Wygar Oak), and Alan Tudyk (Mr. Priest).
BBC America provided a synopsis for season two:
Every season is a dizzying, smart, dangerous, unexpected and (for us, not the people involved) fun adventure that explores a different genre. Season one was about time travel with body-swapping, and this season involves an injection of fantasy. The vast dangers lurking in the fantasy realm navigate a path to Earth, becoming a threat in reality, and it’s up to Dirk (Barnett) and the gang to stop them in their tracks. But first – they need to find each other… Everything and everyone continues to be connected… from the sterile chambers of the government organization Blackwing, to the sleepy town of Bergsberg and the magical land of Wendimoor. After a few misfires, Dirk Gently steadily finds his footing on the new case to “find The Boy”, and with the help of his friends, makes the necessary connections to solve the mystery before it’s too late.
Here are first-look pictures from season two as well as the trailer:
During San Diego Comic Con I had pleasure of meeting the cast during my press room coverage. Stay tuned for my upcoming article recapping my interviews.
The ten-part season two will air on BBC AMERICA in the U.S. and will stream globally on Netflix in countries outside the U.S. And if you are looking to catch up on season one the series is available on Hulu.
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