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Posted on November 24th, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is staying open for business.

BBC America has renewed the series for a second season, it was announced Monday.

Based on the novels by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, the show is described as a “serialized comedic thriller” following the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood), as they weave their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.

The 10-episode second season will bow in 2017. The season one finale airs Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

“Outlandishly different, Dirk Gently has hit a sweet spot with BBCA fans,” BBC America president Sarah Barnett said in a statement. “With Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett’s chemistry as oddball detective/sidekick duo, and our creators promising ever greater genius-weird cosmic mystery in the next case, we’re happy to announce more of this truly original and entertaining show.”

Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle) penned the adaptation and executive produces with Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis), Arvind Ethan David, Zainir Aminullah, Ted Adams, David Ozer, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is co-produced by AMC Studios, Ideate Media and IDW Entertainment, with Circle of Confusion producing for BBC America. [Source]


Posted on November 12th, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

When Elijah Wood took on the role of the hobbit Frodo Baggins in the famed “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, he was plunged into the world of Middle-earth, where he had to contend with dragons, Orcs, Ents and a Gollum.

Wood’s new project, BBC America’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” finds him in the real world, but its weirdness could rival Middle-earth. He plays Todd Brotzman, an unlucky hotel bellhop suddenly thrust into a sci-fi flavored mystery populated by an assortment of bizarre characters, including Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), an eccentric, fast-talking sleuth who believes in the “fundamental interconnectedness of all things” and sees Brotzman as the Watson to his Sherlock.

“Gently,” based on a popular novel by Douglas Adams, marks a return to series television for Wood, who spent four seasons starring in FX’s “Wilfred,” about a young man who has a unique friendship with his neighbor’s dog, played by Jason Gann in a furry dog costume.

In recent years, Wood has put much of his focus on offbeat fare. His extensive gallery of characters includes a technician who erases memories (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), a concert pianist terrorized by a sniper (“Grand Piano”), a horrific murderer who scalps his victims (“Maniac”) and the voice of Mumble the dance-happy penguin in “Happy Feet.”

His other activities include heading up a production company specializing in genre fare (“The Greasy Strangler”) and DJ’ing as half of the duo Wooden Wisdom.

Wood sat down last week to talk about choosing roles on gut instinct, life after Frodo and his new series, which premiered Saturday.

Q: What attracted you to “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency?” Were you familiar with the novel?


Posted on October 25th, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

When Elijah Wood took on the role of the hobbit Frodo Baggins in the famed “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, he was plunged into the world of Middle-earth where he had to contend with dragons, Orcs, Ents and a Gollum.

Wood’s new project, BBC America’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” finds him in the real world, but its weirdness could rival Middle-earth. He plays Todd Brotzman, an unlucky hotel bellhop who is suddenly thrust into a sci-fi flavored mystery populated by an assortment of bizarre characters, including Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), an eccentric, fast-talking sleuth who believes in the “fundamental interconnectedness of all things” and sees Brotzman as the Watson to his Sherlock.

“Gently,” based on a popular novel by Douglas Adams (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”), marks a return to series television for Wood, who spent four seasons starring in FX’s “Wilfred,” about a young man who has a unique friendship with his neighbor’s dog, played by Jason Gann in a furry dog costume.

In recent years, Wood has put much of his focus on offbeat fare. His extensive gallery of characters includes a technician who erases memories (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), a concert pianist terrorized by a sniper (“Grand Piano”), a horrific murderer who scalps his victims (“Maniac”) and the voice of Mumble the dance-happy penguin in “Happy Feet.”

His other activities include heading up a production company specializing in genre fare (“The Greasy Strangler”) and DJ’ing as half of the duo Wooden Wisdom.

Wood sat down last week to talk about choosing roles on gut instinct, life after Frodo and his new series, which premieres Oct. 22.


Posted on October 20th, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

Elijah Wood attends the PaleyLive LA – ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Premiere Screening And Conversation at The Paley Center for Media on October 18, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit elijah-wood.org if you take the pics.

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PaleyLive LA – “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” Premiere Screening And Conversation – Inside
PaleyLive LA – “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” Premiere Screening And Conversation


Posted on September 26th, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

Elijah Wood arrives at the premiere of ‘The Greasy Strangler’ during Fantastic Fest at the Alamo Drafthouse on September 22, 2016 in Austin, Texas. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit to elijah-wood.org if you take the pics.

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2016 Fantastic Fest – Day 2
2016 Fantastic Fest


Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

Today, BBC America announced their new series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency will debut in October.

Based on the books by Douglas Adams, the dramedy follows Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), an eccentric detective, and his reluctant sidekick Todd (Elijah Wood). The cast also includes Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, and Richard Schiff.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is set to premiere on October 22nd at 9 p.m. ET/PT.


Posted on August 7th, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

Over the past decade Nicolas Cage has appeared in an incredible variety of movies, ranging from big-budget blockbusters to DTV projects, but no matter which type of project or what type of role Cage takes on, he can almost always be counted upon to deliver an entertaining performance. One of Cage’s more recent projects, THE TRUST, paired him up with Elijah Wood as they played two police officers who work dull administrative jobs and make extra money by selling stolen Civil Service Exams to other officers. After learning of a heroin dealer’s custom bank-style vault, they hatch a plan to rob the vault and split whatever they find inside, but once they figure out what it actually contains, it’s already too late to turn back. Dun dun duuuun.

We’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from THE TRUST for your viewing pleasure in which Elijah Wood and directors Alex and Ben Brewer discuss the film’s characters as well as what it’s like to work with Nicolas Cage. [Source]


Posted on August 7th, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

This October, Max Landis and Robert C. Cooper will bring Douglas Adams’ beloved book series to the screen as Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency debuts on BBC America. We sat down with the cast and crew at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, where they unveiled a new trailer and gave us some insights into the new show.

Landis, who wrote the new Power Rangers movie, arrived in San Diego sporting a rainbow-colored flop of hair atop his otherwised shaved head and a T-shirt to match. He says the decision to adapt Douglas Adams to the screen was an easy one. “Don’t you want to pick up Excalibur?” he asks. “Once King Arthur drops it, don’t you want to get that sword? I mean it’s Douglas Adams! He’s one of my principle—it’s like Douglas Adams, James Cameron, Preston Sturges, The Marx Brothers, Rod Serling and Richard Matheson are like my guys. You tell me I can do any of their stuff—except for the Marx Brothers, who I’d never try to do—I’m there [snaps] immediately.”

While the books were adapted once before in Great Britain, Landis has a very different idea for the show, and is not shy about that fact. “It hasn’t been done yet!” he insists. “The BBC Dirk Gently didn’t even have supernatural elements. I mean, that’s what Dirk Gently is! [slams table]. This isn’t Monk!”

Showrunner Robert C. Cooper, best known for the Stargate franchise, says the new show is a mixture of character drama and dark comedy with a healthy helping of bizarre, hard-to-classify elements. “You look at the television landscape, and there’s so much stuff out there now. As a writer/creator you kinda go, “How do I do something different?” Well, this is different. I mean, I know it sounds cliche to say to press on a day like this, but it really isn’t like anything on TV. And I think that those types of points of view are actually very rare. When you have an opportunity to kind of play in that sandbox, yeah, why wouldn’t you?”


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