Elijah Wood to Star in BBC America's 8-Episode Dirk Gently Adaptation

Elijah Wood‘s latest small screen venture is bit less ruff.

The Wilfred grad has nabbed a starring role in BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the popular novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (Doctor Who). The eight-episode adaptation will be penned by Max Landis (Chronicle).

The hour-long program (slated for a fall 2016 premiere) is described as a comedic thriller following the peculiar adventures of an eccentric detective and his assistant Todd (played by Wood).

Per BBC America, Todd is a reluctant sidekick who scoffs at the idea of playing Watson to Dirk’s Sherlock Holmes. As the duo investigates “one big, seemingly insane mystery a season,” Todd will try his best to solve the case using the fewest amount of steps possible.

Are you looking forward to Wood’s role in the forthcoming Dirk Gently adaptation? Sound off below.

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  1. Micahel says:

    This was already a series on British television in 2012 starting Stephen Mangan and was cancelled after 3 episodes.

  2. carrabus says:

    I was hoping that Wood was Dirk Gently

  3. Debbie says:

    I loved the Dirk Gently novels, so I’m looking forward to this iteration of them. Besides, the network has to do something to fill the Doctor Who void since we won’t have a new series this year outside of the annual Christmas special.

  4. “…Douglas Adams ( Doctor Who)”
    Doctor Who and not Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?
    Nerd fail.

    • scoxocs says:

      Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952-11 May 2001) wrote the Doctor Who television stories The Pirate Planet and Shada. He co-wrote City of Death with producer Graham Williams under the pseudonym David Agnew. He was also script editor for Season 17.— according to tardis wika