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Title: New Dirk Gently TV series
Post by: Kilman on August 10, 2014, 03:54:56 PM
Dirk Gently to get another TV treatment.  No specifics on when and where we will be able to watch this, but I do get the impression that Americans won't be left out on this one.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/max-landis-idw-adapting-novel-723107 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/max-landis-idw-adapting-novel-723107)

Official web site (to check for updates): http://www.dirkgently.com/index.php (http://www.dirkgently.com/index.php)

Let's just hope they do it well.
Title: Re: New Dirk Gently TV series
Post by: Kilman on May 22, 2016, 07:40:40 PM
It looks like this is going to happen.  BBC America plans to broadcast 8 1-hour episodes starting this fall (2016). 
Cast includes - Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks
From what I can tell, don't expect this to follow the books very closely.  Hopefully they can at least capture the spirit of Dirk Gently.

For links to related articles, visit http://ideatemedia.com.my/ (http://ideatemedia.com.my/)
Title: Re: New Dirk Gently TV series
Post by: Kilman on July 28, 2016, 03:25:26 AM
Update - Dirk Gently "debuts October 22 on BBC America"

Hurray!  ...so long as they don't ruin it.
Title: Re: New Dirk Gently TV series
Post by: Kilman on November 02, 2016, 03:17:40 PM
We are now two episodes into the season.  If you missed those, you can watch them on the BBC America website (but I think you have to have a cable/satellite provider that carries the channel).

I also reviewed the beginning in my Scide Splitters column at Amazing Stories:

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2016/11/scide-splitters-bbc-americas-dirk-gently/ (http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2016/11/scide-splitters-bbc-americas-dirk-gently/)
Title: Re: New Dirk Gently TV series
Post by: Donna on November 26, 2016, 05:21:31 AM
I'm watching late show with stephen colbert and he has Elijah Wood as his guest.  They just showed a clip of the show - I'm going to have to start watching it now!  :)
Title: Re: New Dirk Gently TV series
Post by: Kilman on November 27, 2016, 04:21:29 PM
If you can, start from the beginning, because I suspect it will be quite confusing otherwise.  Also note that the season is only 8 episodes long, all one "case," so the season will be over in a few weeks.