Dirk Gently: 5 Questions We Want Answered At SDCC

The BBCA announced earlier this year that Dirk Gently and his Holistic Detective Agency would be heading to our TV screens this coming October. With eight episodes backed by the producers of The Walking Dead and an all-star cast, Gently is sure to be a hit. But before that he’s touching down in San Diego just in time for Comic-Con and we have a lot of questions that need to be answered.

Will The New Series Take After Its BBC Predecessor?

This Isn’t Dirk Gently’s first television appearance. In 2010 the BBC created, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.” This hilarious Sherlock-esque sleuth caught the hearts of many and is now making his way to America. The BBC is no stranger to bringing its shows across the pond. Just last year they brought their Thrilling drama, Broadchurch. Although there was a slight cast change, the plot was nearly the same. Will Dirk Gently follow in it’s footsteps? 

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Or Will It Be More Like The Books?

Believe it or not, but Dirk Gently was originally a book series described as a “thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic”. Which is no surprise considering its original author, Douglas Adams, is famously known for penning “The Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy.” Will Dirk Gently follow the same plot as his books? We’re ready to see this romantic-musical-comedy.

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Sherlock or Dirk Gently?

Okay, we all have to be asking this question, right? There can’t be multiple detectives on the BBCA, so what happened to our favorite sleuth, Sherlock Holmes? Will the silly Dirk Gently be taking the place of our favorite case cracking detective?

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Will The BBCA Be Bringing A Trailer?

*Prays to the BBCA Gods*

Although Dirk Gently is still filming, we desperately want to see a trailer. We can’t wait to see Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, and Jade Eshete on the little screen.

Finally, What Exactly Is Going On In This Tweet?

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We’re submitting this as evidence. We need to know what this stunt is, especially the race car. Will Dirk Gently be using it as a getaway car? We need to know.

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Thanks for the advice Dirk.

Dirk Gently will premiere on BBC America in October.

Madeline Potts is a Sophomore Journalism student and lover of tea, ginger cats and Comic Con. She once got in a fight with Steven Moffat.