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BBC America orders 'Dirk Gently' series based on Douglas Adams' books

By Karen Butler   |   Jan. 9, 2016 at 12:02 PM

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- BBC America says it has greenlit the comedy-thriller series Dirk Gently, an adaptation of Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency novels.

Season 1 will include eight, one-hour episodes penned by Max Landis. The series is a co-production of AMC Studios, Ideate Media, and IDW Entertainment, with Circle of Confusion producing.

No casting has been announced yet.

"Dirk Gently is a very original series, fresh and unlike anything else. The novels have legions of fans, and with Max Landis' brilliant and audacious take on this material, we are excited to bring Dirk to life for our BBCA super-fans," Sarah Barnett, president of BBC America, said in a statement Friday.

The late Douglas Adams is best-known for writing the wildly popular Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books.

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