BBC America debuted the first look at “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” Saturday (July 23) at San Diego Comic-Con — and it looks like a ton of fun.
Starring Samuel Barnett in the title role, the show thrusts loner Todd (Elijah Wood) into Gently’s investigation into the bizarre murder of a millionaire. The two cross paths with a cavalcade of wild and dangerous characters, each episode catapulting them around through seemingly random events that will eventually lead them to uncovering the truth.
“You’re a detective who doesn’t find clues. That sounds insane,” says Todd in the trailer, as he appears to have no idea what he’s gotten himself into.
“Everything is connected … The universe will make you a part of this whether you are complicit or not. You are now a vital part of the investigation,” says the eccentric investigator.
“I am not your Watson, asshole!” declares Todd. But it kind of looks like he is.
Co-starring Mpho Koaho, Fiona Dourif, Michael Eklund, Miguel Sandoval, Dustin Milligan, Aaron Douglas, Neil Brown Jr. and Richard Schiff, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” premieres Oct. 22 on BBC America.