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'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' renewed for a second season

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Karen Butler
Jade Eshete, Hannah Marks and Samuel Barnett (L-R) talk about their new BBC America series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency at New York Comic Con on Oct. 7, 2016. File Photo by Karen Butler/UPI
Jade Eshete, Hannah Marks and Samuel Barnett (L-R) talk about their new BBC America series "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" at New York Comic Con on Oct. 7, 2016. File Photo by Karen Butler/UPI

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency has been renewed for a second season, BBC America announced Monday.

Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett, the adaptation of Douglas Adams' books is penned by Max Landis and executive produced by Robert Cooper.

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Season 1 is to wrap up on Dec. 10. Ten new episodes are now expected to premiere in 2017.

"Outlandishly different, Dirk Gently has hit a sweet spot with BBCA fans," Sarah Barnett, president of BBC America, said in a statement. "With Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett's chemistry as oddball detective/sidekick duo, and our creators promising ever greater genius-weird cosmic mystery in the next case, we're happy to announce more of this truly original and entertaining show."

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