BBC America Has Greenlit a New ‘Dirk Gently’ Television Adaptation

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams’ lesser known series Dirk Gently — comprised of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective AgencyThe Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul and the unfinished The Salmon of Doubt — is heading to the small screen. Again.

Unlike the books, the eight-episode television series will take detective Dirk Gently from the UK and transplant him in the United States.

Why? Who knows.

The original 2010 adaptation of the science fiction detective novels (titled merely Dirk Gently) was made up of one pilot and three regular episodes. BBC chose not to renew the show for a second series in 2012.

Not much else is known about the new series right now, except that it will be penned by Max Landis, the writer of Chronicle and American Ultra.

What do a dead cat, a computer whiz-kid, an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink, quantum mechanics, a Chronologist over 200 years old, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet), and pizza have in common? Apparently not much; until Dirk Gently, self-styled private investigator, sets out to prove the fundamental interconnectedness of all things by solving a mysterious murder, assisting a mysterious professor, unravelling a mysterious mystery, and eating a lot of pizza – not to mention saving the entire human race from extinction along the way (at no extra charge).

(via io9)

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