DIRK GENTLY: BBC AMERICA Press Release (May 31, 2016)

According to the below BBC AMERICA press release, Aaron Douglas’ new tv show DIRK GENTLY will premiere on October 22, 2016.


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BBC AMERICA Announces Original Scripted Development Projects And Upcoming Summer And Fall Premiere Slate

Date: May 31, 2016
Source: BBC America Press Release

New Development Projects from Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, Neal Baer, and the Producers of Top of the Lake, Among Others

New Original Series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency to Premiere on October 22nd

New York, NY – May 31, 2016 – Off the heels of the premiere of the newest season of Top Gear, and in advance of the July premiere of The Hunt, BBC AMERICA made a series of announcements today which include: a new slate of original scripted development projects, premiere dates for original series including Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – the new series from Max Landis and the producers of The Walking Dead – Planet Earth II, Ripper Street S4, The Living and the Dead, Undercover and new special David Beckham: For the Love of the Game.

Sarah Barnett, BBC AMERICA President, commented, “Our brand and shows stand out despite the huge volume of TV content right now. BBCA shows are a little different from the mainstream, even if they sometimes end up shaping it. From Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency to Planet Earth II to Top Gear to our new work in development, this is television that US audiences become fanatical about because of its unabashed commitment to an entertaining vision and strong point of view.”

Upcoming premiere dates on BBC AMERICA include Ripper Street S4 on July 28th, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on October 22nd, Undercover on November 17th, The Living and the Dead in Fall 2016, and Planet Earth II coming in Winter 2017. The channel’s slate also includes the previously announced premiere of The Hunt on July 3rd.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
From the producers of The Walking Dead and penned by Max Landis – the mind behind cult classic Chronicle – BBCA’s new original series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah 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. The series is an adaptation of Douglas Adams’ (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who) wildly successful comic novels, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and is set in the unexpected world of the hyper, absurd, eponymous detective Dirk Gently.