Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is shutting down. Deadline reports BBC America has cancelled the TV show after two seasons.
Loosely based on the Douglas Adams novels, the sci-fi comedy centers on Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), an eccentric time-traveling “holistic detective” and his reluctant sidekick, washed up rocker Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood). The cast also includes Jade Eshete, Hannah Marks, Mpho Koaho, Fiona Dourif, Dustin Milligan, and John Hannah.
The cancellation of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is not that surprising given the show’s low ratings. Season two, which just wrapped, averaged a .07 rating in the 18-49 demo and only 248,000 viewers.
From BBC America:
We are beyond proud of this brilliant original series and so appreciative of the outstanding team behind it including Max Landis, Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, and many many others. It was a privilege to work with this talented and passionate group of writers, producers and actors on these two seasons of Dirk. Thanks also to the passionate fans who embraced this fantastically novel world.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency? Are you disappointed it’s been cancelled?