Dirk Gently reboot is “Dr Who meets Dumb & Dumber”

Max Landis trolls Douglas Adams fans over new Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency TV show

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Stephen Mangan as Dirk Gently in BBC Four's adaptation
Stephen Mangan as Dirk Gently in BBC Four’s adaptation

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chronicle writer Max Landis is working on a US TV adaptation of Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently novels, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul.

The Hollywood Reporter, that trusted bastion of entertainment journalism, do seem confused as to whether it’s a book or a graphic novel.

Clue: Google it.

The show is being developed by comic publishers IDW who have recently expanded into television production and have a first-look deal with Entertainment One. They will also be releasing a Dirk Gently comic.

Landis, who will write the pilot and executively produce, previously teased the announcement, tweeting:

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Once the news was out, Landis got on with the important business of trolling:

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Dirk Gently was previous adapted by BBC Four with comedian Stephen Mangan in the title role. Mangan, meanwhile, reacted to the news with suitable pragmatism:

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