After a few weeks of teasing, BBC AMERICA has released a new teaser for the network’s next original series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The new series, which will star Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett, will premiere this October.
The teaser was released today, it also confirms that the series will premiere at 9:00pm ET on October 22. In addition, the network has announced a series of programming stunts, including an original Star Trek anniversary celebration, to premiere in the build up to the new series launch.
Sarah Barnett, BBC AMERICA President, commented, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is unlike any other show we can think of – though there are some unique and genius shows that live in adjacent, equally skewed, fantastical worlds, and we want to surround Dirk with this interconnected brilliance. We hope BBCA fans will enjoy our eclectic, energetic, supernatural-ish fall.”
In September, BBC AMERICA, will take a moment to celebrate one of the most iconic sci-fi series ever with a special uncut marathon of the original Star Trek series. Launching on Thursday, September 8, 8:30pm ET, exactly 50 years from its original premiere on NBC, BBCA will present a marathon of uncut digitally remastered HD versions of the original episodes of seasons one and two – running through Sunday, September 11.
On Saturdays leading up to Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’s premiere, BBCA is running the two first seasons of sister network AMC’s hit series Into The Badlands and Humans. Into The Badlands season one is currently airing and Humans season one will start on September 30, 11:00pm ET. Award-winning limited-series Sherlock also returns for an encore on BBCA, with network premieres of “A Scandal in Belgravia”, “The Hounds of Baskerville” and “The Reichenbach Fall” airing three straight Saturdays, starting on October 1, 8:00pm ET.
The series is an adaptation of Douglas Adams’ (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) wildly successful comic novels, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and is set in the unexpected world of the hyper, absurd, eponymous detective. Dirk Gently is the newest addition to BBCA’s scripted slate including Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Thirteen, Undercover, The Living and The Dead, London Spy, Luther and Class, the Doctor Who spinoff.