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Dirk Gently Series Casts Its Female Lead (Another New Character)

Dirk Gently Series Casts Its Female Lead (Another New Character)
BBC America’s TV adaptation of Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently books has now cast its female lead. Hannah Marks will play Amanda Brotzman, a new character not from the books, who’s the sister of Elijah Wood’s character Todd Brotzman. He’s not from the books either. Samuel Barnett is playing holistic detective Dirk, who is, you may have worked out, from the books. There’s a clue in the title. Deadline describes Amanda as, “a former rebellious... 

Dirk Gently TV Show Has Cast Dirk

Dirk Gently TV Show Has Cast Dirk
BBC America has found its lead actor for its new Dirk Gently TV series and while the name Samuel Barnett may not sound immediately familiar he’s one of those actors you’re bound to have seen in something. Samuel Barnett as John Millais in Desperate Romantics He appeared alongside Poldark’s Aidan Turner in the brilliant period drama Desperate Romantics; he was Daniel Stroud, PA to Ian Fletcher in the Olympics sitcom Twenty Twelve; and he’s... 

Elijah Wood Cast In BBC America’s Dirk Gently As New Character Todd

Elijah Wood Cast In BBC America’s Dirk Gently As New Character Todd
BBC America has cast former-Hobbit Elijah Wood in a starring role in its new adaptation of Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently books. Wood’s not playing holistic detective Dirk, though (he has yet to be cast). Instead he’ll be playing a new character called Todd who resolutely does not want to be called a sidekick. The new series of eight episodes is being adapted for television by Max Landis (Chronicle, Victor Frankenstein). It is being described... 

UPDATED: BBC America Officially Green Lights New Dirk Gently Series

UPDATED: BBC America Officially Green Lights New Dirk Gently Series
  UPDATE: According to Variety BBC America has ordered eight episodes of the series, going on to say, “The series will follow the surreal adventures of the highly unconventional detective and his reluctant assistant Todd as they navigate one big metaphysical mystery per season.” Todd is not a character from the books (as far as we recall). Also, that quote makes it sounds as if BBC America is already planning multiple seasons.  One of the... 

BBC America To Make New Version Of Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently

BBC America To Make New Version Of Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently
Max Landis – son of John and the scriptwriter of the brilliant Chronicle – is to adapt Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams into a TV series for BBC America. According to the BBC America press release the series will have, “an utterly fresh, comically self-aware tone… equally sincere in its danger, humour, violence and drama.” The series is being produce by the same IDW/Circle of Confusion combo that is also bringing... 

Dirk Gently Review

Dirk Gently Review
There has recently been a surge in popularity of detective series’, with the BBC’s Sherlock being a particular example. So it was no surprise to see Dirk Gently return to our screens after a well-received pilot episode which was aired back in 2010. The three part series is based on Douglas Adams’ novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. First published in 1987, it followed chaotic, eccentric, pizza-eating detective Dirk Gently... 
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