SDCC 2017: Capaldi's Final Bow For 'Doctor Who'; 'Dirk Gently' Debuts

SDCC 2017: Capaldi's Final Bow For 'Doctor Who'; 'Dirk Gently' Debuts

With Peter Capaldi's series finale on Doctor Who airing this weekend on BBC One and BBC America and his final turn as The Doctor happening during this year's Christmas Special, Who is bringing The Twelfth Doctor back for a final victory lap at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego (SDCC 2017). Joining Who this year will be cast and crew from BBC America's series adaptation of Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, as it readies for its sophomore season. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that both panels will take place on Sunday, July 23 in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center.

Though plans are still being finalized, Capaldi is expected to be joined by outgoing Who showrunner Steven Moffat and other members of the cast and creative to discuss the past season and what's in-store for 2018. Of particular interest to Who fans will be to see if any previews are shown or spoilers announced for this year's Christmas Special, where we will finally see Capaldi's regeneration and (assuming) The Thirteenth Doctor. Moffat will also be leaving the series after the Christmas Special, handing-off the position to Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Torchwood) for Who's eleventh season.

SDCC 2017: Capaldi's Final Bow For 'Doctor Who'; 'Dirk Gently' Debuts

Renewed for a second 10-episode season last November after an acclaimed first season start, Dirk Gently is expected to have (though still being finalized) executive producer/writer Max Landis; fellow executive producer and showrunner Robert Cooper; stars Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently) and Elijah Wood (Todd Brotzman); fellow cast members Hannah Marks (Amanda Brotzman) and Fiona Dourif (Bart Curlish); and others in attendance.

For those new to Dirk Gently's world, here's what BBC America had to say about the series:

"Corpses—cops—trap—cult—assassins—Pararibulitis—vampires—lottery ticket—kitten—corgi—EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED! Welcome to the world of BBC AMERICA's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; a trippy mystery that thrusts a reluctant sidekick into the bizarre world of an unconventional detective who believes in the interconnectedness of all things. 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. Penned by Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle), Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is an adaptation of the wildly popular novels by Douglas Adams (A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), from the studio that produces The Walking Dead."

Comic-Con International runs from July 20-23 at the San Diego Convention Center.


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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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