With plenty of genre fare appearing across many networks, fans of sci-fi and supernatural stories have lots to choose from, but Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on BBC America is inarguably unique with its universe centered around the power of coincidence. The quirky show now heads into season 2 with everyone scattered and a whole new case to solve.
As Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency season 2 proceeds, return here each week for links to reviews (including the latest one), the latest episode trailer, and descriptions of upcoming installments.
Dirk Gently Season 2 Episode 2 Trailer & Return Date
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency season 2 premiered on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9pm ET on BBC America. The next episode is entitled “Fans of Wet Circles,” and it airs on October 21, 2017. Here’s the promo:
Dirk Gently Season 2 Reviews & Episode Guide
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency season 2 successfully re-invented the series while staying true to the character arcs viewers have grown to love. Check out our reviews of each episode by clicking on the links below, which also serve as descriptions of upcoming installments and their respective air dates.
Todd and Farah are on the run from the law, heading to small town Bergsberg, Montana in search of Dirk. Mysteriously, Bart’s search for Ken takes her to the same small town, where odd, unexplainable events are starting to take place. (air date: October 14, 2017)
Dirk Gently Season 2 Episode 2: “Fans of Wet Circles”
Dirk, Todd, and Farah are happily reunited and begin to investigate what Dirk believes is the case. They follow strange clues and discover the body in the car that fell out of the tree connects to one of Sheriff Hobbs’ cold cases, which concerns a missing couple and their missing son. (air date: October 21, 2017)
Dirk Gently Season 2 Episode 3: “Two Broken Fingers”
While investigating the 40-year-old case of the two dead bodies, Dirk and the gang are surprisingly joined by Bart who relays that she was assaulted and spins the case in a new direction – an investigation into Suzie Boreton. Elsewhere, Amanda attempts to follow the clues from her visions, unaware that Blackwing is closing in. (air date: October 28, 2017)
Dirk Gently Season 2 Episode 4: “The House Within a House”
As our team’s investigation leads to a startling discovery in the long-abandoned Cardenas homestead, Bart and Panto forge an unlikely and unusual relationship. In Wendimoor, Amanda takes steps towards understanding the powers that are hidden within her. Meanwhile in Blackwing, Ken continues to undermine Friedkin. (air date: November 4, 2017)
Dirk Gently Season 2 Trailer
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency used the occasion of New York Comic-Con to unveil a bit more of Season 2 with a preview clip that – in true Dirk Gently manner – probably makes little to no sense from the context-deprived outset, but will prove profoundly pertinent as the season gets deeper.
The clip, set in a fantastical fairy-tale-type land, introduces us to a new character, named Panto Trost, played by Christopher Russell, an actor who also had a recurring role in Star Trek: Discovery‘s first season. Here, as Panto, he plays a pink-haired princely hero character who’s being chased by two goons, before crossing blades with them, specifically blades that are pairs of giant scissors. However, the seemingly portentous arrival of the duo of Silas Dengdamor (Lee Majdoub) and Wygar Oak (Aleks Paunovic) quickly turns friendly (really, really friendly,) when Silas kisses Panto on the lips romantically, revealing them to be the tragic center of a conflict between warring families; a conflict that can only be quelled by… Dirk Gently. – Because why not?
The fist Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Season 2 trailer, while hardly a comprehensive preview of what was in store for our go-with-the-flow private eyes Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood), now joined by Farah Black (Jade Eshete), it certainly set an audacious tone. In this scene, Dirk finds himself imprisoned in a mysterious facility, when we see Todd and Farah – armed with futuristic weapons – barge in, sporting shades and new badass demeanors to rescue him. However, before Dirk gets too excited, he musters enough self-awareness to realize that this is just a wacky dream, awakening to the sight of guards mean-mugging him.
Dirk Gently Cast News
A few new characters will be brought in for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency season 2. Alan Tudyk (Con Man) will play a character known as Mr. Priest, John Hannah (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) will play The Mage, Amanda Walsh (Lost Girl) will play a character named Suzie Boreton, Tyler Labine (Voltron) will be portraying Sherlock Hobbs, Aleks Paunovic (Van Helsing) will portray Wygar Oak, and Izzie Steele will play Deputy Tina Tevetino.
Dirk Gently Season 2 News
A good sign coming out of the season 2 renewal is that the next run of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency will contain ten episodes, an increase over season 1’s eight installments.
Based quite loosely on the Douglas Adam’s novel of the same name, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency follows the madcap investigation being carried out by Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) with the help of his unwitting assistant, Todd (Elijah Wood). With both mysterious supernatural elements like body-jumping souls and sci-fi concepts like time travel, the show takes an insanely improbably set of circumstances and creates a compelling puzzle of the resulting dark conspiracy.
We spoke with Samuel Barnett of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on the October 2017 episode of Sci Fi Fidelity. Listen below (at 49:02) or subscribe!