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.

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