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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

  • Premiered: 
    October 22, 2016
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  • Network: BBC America
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Dramedy
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the series of books (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency) by Douglas Adams 
  • Subject Matter: Private Eye
  • Tags: science fiction

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the series of Douglas Adams novels of the same name, DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY is a science fiction/detective series that follows the adventures of time-traveling holistic detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant sidekick, Todd Brotzman. It all begins on the absolute worst day of Todd's life. After his drug dealing landlord trashes his car, he trudges onto a Seattle bus to make it to his job as a bellhop. Dispatched to the hotel penthouse, the horrific scene of murdered millionaire, Patrick Spring, begets a peculiar chain of events that makes him a person of great interest...and gets him sacked from his job. Enter Dirk Gently, the fast talking, eccentric detective hired to investigate the case. Dirk, whose philosophy hinges on the interconnectedness of all things, wholly believes he and Todd are destined to untangle the mystery together, and tries his hardest to convince Todd to embrace the madness because let's face it, what else has he got going on... Once half-convinced, Todd's world is infiltrated by a collection of wild and dangerous characters who further complicate his life, all because of Dirk Gently. In addition to Todd's ailing sister Amanda, a former punk-chick, now a Pararibulitis sufferer; there's Farah Black, a security officer assigned to protect the murder victim's daughter, and friend of Dirk Gently; The Rowdy 3, a quartet of psychic vampires who constantly target Dirk Gently; Zimmerfield and Estevez, detectives assigned to investigate the same complex case Dirk Gently was hired to investigate; Gordon Rimmer, a loser cult leader with deep secrets, who's lost dog is tied to the case; and Colonel Riggins, the leader of a failed CIA secret experiment and his idiot officer, Sergeant Friedkin who are ordered to capture Dirk Gently. Far away from the city, Ken too is having a really bad day. While minding his business of hacking into a mainframe to make a few bucks, a seemingly deranged assassin, Bartine 'Bart' Curlish, insinuates herself into his life...after she tries to murder him...because she mistook him for Dirk Gently...without actually knowing if he was Dirk Gently...because Bart is not a very thorough assassin. But she is a holistic one, that kills whomever the universe tells her to. And it's told her to kill Dirk Gently. On Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, BBC America premiered the 10-episode second season of DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY. Season 1 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 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.
BBC America premiered "Nice Jacket," the Season 2 finale of DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. Dirk fulfills the prophecy and restores order by courageously returning to Blackwing to where it all began. Todd and Amanda go toe-to-toe with the villainous Suzie Boreton.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by AMC Studios
  • Produced by IDEATE MEDIA
  • Produced by IDW Entertainment
  • In association with Circle of Confusion