This was the first New York Comic-Con for many of BBC America’s new series, and the network’s debut at the event offered fans a first-look at upcoming storylines and episodes. This year’s BBC America panels were held at Madison Square Garden, and attending NYCC this year were the series ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,’ the Doctor Who spinoff series ‘Class’ and ‘Doctor Who’ itself.
Below you can find the BBC America world premiere videos, all of which were shown to the fans of New York Comic Con’s first ever panels at Madison Square Garden. The videos feature the world premiere screening of BBCA’s next original series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and first ever panel line-ups for BBCA’S new co-production Class and hit co-production Doctor Who. Earlier this morning, the first ever scene was been released of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, from the studio that brought you The Walking Dead, starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood.
During the BBC AMERICA Takeover starting at 10:30am ET, the network also released the world premiere videos of Doctor Who and Class. The next few weeks will be a terrific time for BBC America fans, the network has major events scheduled every month for the rest of the year. This month is Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, which is premiering on October 22, 2016. Then there will be the animated special series Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks in November, the Doctor Who Christmas Special in December and a massive 2017 line-up with Doctor Who spin-off Class premiering alongside the new season of Doctor Who. There will also be the final season of BBCA’s original series Orphan Black to look forward to later on in 2017.
Below you can find a recap from BBC America, so you can set your reminders and learn more about the upcoming series. You will also find the three premiere videos that were shown today in the custom playlist we made below.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency premieres Saturday, October 22, 9/8c on BBCA
From the studio that brought you The Walking Dead, BBC AMERICA’s next original series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is an adaptation of the wildly popular novels from Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who).
When washed-up rocker Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) stumbles upon the murder scene of a millionaire, all hell breaks loose. Eccentric detective, Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), wholly believes they’re destined to untangle the peculiar events surrounding the mystery together, whether Todd likes it or not! A collection of wild and dangerous characters’ further infiltrate and complicate their world, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.
Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks premieres in November
It’s one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures and yet no complete film recordings of The Power of the Daleks are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. A brand new animation based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs and film clips will be released 50 years after its only UK broadcast. The six-part adventure features the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’, of first Doctor, William Hartnell into second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.
Doctor Who returns with a new Christmas Special this Christmas
It’s become an annual tradition on BBC AMERICA, the Doctor Who Christmas Special. This year’s special stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas and is written by Emmy®-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.
Class premieres alongside Doctor Who in 2017 on BBCA
From award-winning YA writer Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) and the team behind Doctor Who, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, BBCA’s new co-production Class is a Doctor Who spin-off set in Shoreditch, London. It’s a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them. And this incursion is only the beginning…
New season of Doctor Who premieres in 2017 on BBC AMERICA
Doctor Who returns in 2017 with a new season starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Pearl Mackie as the Doctor’s new companion Bill and Matt Lucas as Nardole. The first episode is written by Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. Writers this season include award-winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Sarah Dollard (writer of acclaimed episode Face the Raven) and Mike Bartlett (multi award-winning Doctor Foster).