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

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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