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BBC America Pulls Plug on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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. […]


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'Dirk Gently' Season 2 Trailer: Brand New Case, Still No Clue

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 […]

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On This Day In Pop Culture For March 11

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 […]

BBC America Renews Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency For Season 2

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 […]

Meet Dirk Gently — He Thinks He's A Pretty Good Detective

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 […]

BBC America To Breath Life Into Dirk Gently

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 […]

The Most Dirk Gently-ish Line In Today's Dirk Gently #1

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, […]

7 Pages From The New Dirk Gently Comic, Out On Wednesday

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 […]



Interactive Story In Gaming – Something Old or Something New?

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 […]


Douglas Adams Gets Google Doodled On His 61st Birthday

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 […]



The Hitchhiker's Guide To Save Us From Panic Again, Live

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 […]

Dirk Gently Getting A Full Series After Pilot Went Down Well

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 […]

First Trailer For The BBC's Dirk Gently

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.