‘Dirk Gently’: Hannah Marks Cast As Female Lead In BBC America Series
By: Nellie Andreeva
Date: April 8, 2016
Hannah Marks is set as the female lead opposite Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett in Dirk Gently, BBC America’s eight-episode series based on the cult Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency novels by Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams.
Written by Max Landis, Dirk Gently is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.
Marks will play Todd’s sister Amanda Brotzman, a former rebellious punk and fun gal, now sick, sidelined by a genetic disorder. Todd and Amanda are deeply connected.
Dirk Gently is co-produced by AMC Studios, Ideate Media and comic book publisher IDW Entertainment with Circle of Confusion producing. Executive producers are Landis, who wrote the script for Ideate and IDW; Ideate’s Arvind Ethan David and Zainir Aminullah; IDW’s Ted Adams and David Ozer; and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion.
Marks recently co-starred in Southbound and appeared in Slash, which had its world premiere in March at SXSW. In TV, she recurred on MTV comedy Awkward and is recurring on new ABC comedy series The Real O’Neals. She’s repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Bloom Hergott Diemer.