Dirk Gently will return to BBC Four
With the pilot of Dirk Gently enjoying decent viewing figures last year, the BBC has announced that three more episodes are on the way…
Following a successful one-off special that made its debut on BBC Four last year, the Beeb has confirmed that Dirk Gently, the world's only holistic detective, will be returning for more adventures next year.
Stephen Mangan starred as the titular detective who may or may not be an utter charlatan, and while the adaptation didn't please all fans of Douglas Adams' original novel, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, the special was widely seen as a decent jumping off point for further stories in the future.
Raking in a more than respectable 1.1 million viewers when it screened last December, the show's success has led the BBC to commission three 60-minute episodes, which will be again written by Howard Overman.
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to write more episodes of Dirk and look forward to seeing where his unique detective methodology and perspective on life takes me," Overman said.
In our round-table with show's cast and producer last year, it was apparent that a series was already in the planning stages before the pilot had aired.
"What the hope is, because there's only two-and-a-half books, is that we can cherry pick little bits from them over many, many episodes," producer Chris Carey said. "Hopefully, over the course of the series, we'll be able to take little bits, and keep doing so for a lot longer than if Dirk Gently had been adapted straight from the books."
While the BBC haven't made an official announcement about Dirk Gently's casting, it's fairly safe to say that Stephen Mangan, Helen Baxendale and Darren Boyd will all reprise their respective roles.
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