Gently's On The Case: New TV Series Based On Douglas Adams' Books

Gently's On The Case: New TV Series Based On Douglas Adams' Books

Great news for people who love The Hitchhikers' Guide To The Galaxy but found the series to be a bit too stuffy and serious.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams' second-most-famous series, is being adapted for the small screen.

The series follows Mr. Gently, a self-described "holistic detective" as he conducts a search for a missing cat. Of course, this results in an entangling, sprawling adventure that manages to include great elements of science fiction, detective novels, and the great sense of parody that fills Adams' work.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rights have been optioned by comic publisher IDW, and the pilot will be written and executive produced by Max Landis (Chronicle).

Little known fact: Adams got a lot of inspiration from Doctor Who, and several script ideas he had were channeled into other works, including a couple Time Lord tales that were warped to write Dirk.

The BBC took a shot at turning the book into a series in 2012, however it was canceled as part of a larger program change for the BBC.

Anybody else read this one? What do you think? And what about the adaptations of Adams' other works?

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L.W. Flouisa's picture
L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami August 5, 2014 - 11:39pm

I hope the humor is like the trailer.

Michelle Kidd Tackabery's picture
Michelle Kidd T... August 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

So cool. Gently was much more laugh-out loud funny than HitchHiker's, so I think US audiences unfamiliar with Adams will get into it faster. But it's still geeky enough for the Adams fans -- and it's surprising how many of them have ignored poor Dirk over the years.