The Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency book was first adapted for television back in 2012 but that only lasted for a handful of episodes. Will this new TV series be a hit in the ratings? Will BBC America and Netflix (which distributes the show outside the US) want to bring it back for a second season? Could it be cancelled? Stay tuned.
Loosely based on novels by Douglas Adams, the Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency TV series revolves around an eccentric time-traveling “holistic detective” (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant sidekick, a washed up rocker (Elijah Wood). A collection of wild and dangerous characters’ further infiltrate and complicate their world. The cast also includes Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, Fiona Dourif, Aaron Douglas, Dustin Milligan, Michael Eklund, Miguel Sandoval, Mpho Koaho, Neil Brown Jr., Osric Chau, Richard Schiff, Ty Olsson, Viv Leacock, and Zak Santiago.
Below are the show’s TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress.
Update: This series has been renewed for a second season. Details here.
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Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.
What do you think? Do you like the Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency TV series on BBC America? Do you think it should be cancelled? Renewed for a second season?
I love the offbeat and often brilliant DIRK GENTLY. I accidentally loaded it, but now I look for it. TRY MARKETING IT.
I love the offbeat and often brilliant Dirk Gently. I accidentally loaded it, but now I look for it. Try marketing it! Others will certainly watch it and be hooked.
I loved, loved, loved Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. So bummed that it would be cancelled, boooo BBC!
Read Douglas Adam’s books and although loved (LOVED!) the books, and the show is nothing like them, I love the show and it needs to continue! It certainly does not have the same humour as the books, nor the layout of how the story unfolds, but there is an essence of that still there that gets you hooked and wanting to know more. Please renew for not only another season but a few more! I haven’t been hooked on any series as much as this one. Thanks in advance 🙂
Tho it’s been decades since I read the books, this series seemed to share nothing but the title with them. It was completely lacking even a sniff of Douglas Adams briliantly tangential humor.
But given how daunting a time loop story is to mount, I can respect the attempt.
I LOVE this show.
VERY disappointed if it’s not renewed.
It was renewed for a second season in November. They didn’t update the text in this summary to reflect that yet.
Thanks for noticing that. It’s been updated.
it is NOTHING like the books or the former version of the show from 2012 (i believe).
It is the biggest load of shite i’ve ever watched.
The main character is a douche – Dirk is suppossed to be a hapless idiot – almost a con man for which nothing works out apart from the solution to the odd case – always by accident.
Whatever idiot is writing this needs to get a lobotomy.
Dirk Gently may be off to a slow start with viewers, but I love it! Give it time to develop, and we’ll have a great series on hand.
It’s good enough for BBC’s America standard. Its higher than it’s current flagship show, Orphan Black. If it won’t lose much or even maintain these number in the coming weeks, it’ll get renewed.