Hulu is hoping a lot of subscribers are ready to grab their towels and tune up their babble fishes, with the streaming service announcing plans to bring Douglas Adams' classic comedy/sci-fi novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to series. Deadline Hollywood reports that showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Locke & Key) and […]
Bad news for fans of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. BBC America has announced that the series has been cancelled after two seasons. The science-fiction detective series was based on the novels of the same name by celebrated author Douglas Adams. The series was adapted by Max Landis and starred Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood. […]
Shada has gained legendary status as a Doctor Who story. Intended to be the final serial of the 1979–80 season starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward, written by Douglas Adams, but abandoned due to an engineer strike, there have been many attempts to restage it. Footage was used in the subsequent Five Doctors crossover to explain […]
Dirk (Samuel Barnett) and Todd (Elijah Wood) are back for another season of case-solving and universal interconnected-ness, as BBC America released the first trailer for Season 2 of sci-fi/comedy series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Adapted from the popular novels from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, the Sherlock Holmes-with-a-twist series chronicles the […]
Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on March 11: 1927- The first armored car robbery takes place, as […]
I'm a little late on this news, but then again I'm a little late getting into this series. BBC America has renewed it's new series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency for a 10-episode second season. The show stars Samuel Barnett as Gently, a detective that doesn't look for clues, but rather connects the dots between […]
Dirk Gently will tell you grit and dignity are important qualities for a detective to possess. And based on that metric, he considers himself to be a pretty good detective. Of course, you can always judge for yourself: Based on the novels by Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency stars Elijah Wood as washed-up rocker […]
With a tweet, BBC America announced Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is coming to the cable channel. Announcing: @BBCAmerica has greenlit original scripted series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency #DirkGently. pic.twitter.com/DtENxZYdEQ — BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) January 8, 2016 The series will be based on the Dirk Gently novels by the late Douglas Adams, themselves based […]
Today sees the release of IDW's first issue of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, based on the Douglas Adams character from the novels, though telling new USA-set stories ahead of IDW's television adaptation of the same. Unlike the previous TV series which tried to merge aspects of the books into the new stories they told, […]
Here's an extended preview of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, the comic based on the books by Douglas Adams, being turned into both a comic and a TV show by IDW, and written by IDW's Chris Ryall, even though he shouldn't have been allowed to and they should definitely have come to me instead. Just […]
If I was editor-in-chief of a comics publisher, and I saw the Dirk Gently rights going spare, you are damn right that a) I'd snap them up and b) I' write the damn thing myself. In partnership with Ideate Media, IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams' beloved fictional "holistic detective" will […]
IDW Entertainment and Ideate Media announced they have optioned the right to turn the Douglas Adams novels Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and its sequel The Long Teatime Of The Soul into a TV show and a line of comics. The novels, written in the eighties by the late HitchHikers Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams […]
By Phil Harris Until recently, the majority of game and other interactive experiences writers have been amateur authors. They came up with an idea, put pen to paper – or at least fingertip to keyboard – and created a world or characters, some of whom, like Lara Croft, have become eponymous with the expanding interactive […]
The BBC have refurbed the official tie-in video game to Douglas Adams' beyond-seminal radio comedy show and are hosting the new version, murderous paradoxes, spit, polish and all, on their website.
Google has often been compared to The Book in Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy. Today, on what would have been Douglas Adams' 61st birthday, Google create a visual interactive Hitch Hikers doodle logo, with a live Guide reprising visual versions of famous entries, from th Earth being Mostly Harmless, the origin of the universe […]
Tea rooms, monks and the claustrophobic beaches of the mind.
If there's a member of Monty Python that won't be appearing in A Liar's Autobiography, you might be surprised to hear it won't be Graham Chapman.
On Bank Holiday Monday, Simon Jones – the original and longest serving Arthur Dent – made a guest appearance on the Radio 3 Breakfast Show to pick out five of his favourite pieces of classical music. Between them, he engaged in a little chat with host Rob Cowan, and when conversation came to Douglas Adam's […]
The BBC are apparently rather more interested in audience appreciation than cold hard ratings, being a pinko commie socialist network and all. This makes me wonder why their press release about new Dirk Gently contains this bit: The series commission comes on the back of the hugely popular one-hour instalment in December last year, which attracted […]
Oh. Hmmm. Okay. Here's the first 30 second trailer for the Howard Overman-scripted first TV outing for Douglas Adams' Holisitc Detective, Dirk Gently. Maybe the whole thing will work. It's on next Thursday, December 16th, on BBC4 and BBC HD. Thanks to Blastr for the trailer tip-off.