A comedic science-fiction series that premiered in 2016 has been canceled after a two-season run on cable. BBC America announced the cancellation today of “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.”
In a statement, BBC America said: “We are beyond proud of this brilliant original series and so appreciative of the outstanding team behind it including Max Landis, Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, and many many others. It was a privilege to work with this talented and passionate group of writers, producers and actors on these two seasons of Dirk. Thanks also to the passionate fans who embraced this fantastically novel world.”
Variety notes: “Season two of the comedic drama series premiered in October on the AMC Networks-owned cable channel and ended its run on Friday. Based on the novels by Douglas Adams, ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ starred Samuel Barnett as the titular character and Elijah Wood as his partner. The series blended science fiction and fantasy to tell stories that took place after the last of Adams’ novels.”
The series was executive produced by Max Landis, Robert Cooper, Dean Parisot, Arvind Ethan David, Zainir Aminullah, Ted Adams, David Ozer, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs.