Corpses-cops-trap-cult-assassins-Pararibulitis-vampires-lottery ticket-kitten-corgi-EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED! Welcome to the world of BBC AMERICA's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; a trippy mystery that thrusts a reluctant sidekick into the bizarre world of an unconventional detective who believes in the interconnectedness of all things.
When washed-up rocker Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) stumbles upon the murder scene of a millionaire, all hell breaks loose. Eccentric detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) wholly believes they're destined to untangle the peculiar events surrounding the mystery together, whether Todd likes it or not!
A collection of wild and dangerous characters' further infiltrate and complicate their world, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. Penned by Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle), Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is an adaptation of the wildly popular novels by Douglas Adams (A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), from the studio that produces The Walking Dead.
Already renewed for a second season to come in 2017, the BBC program comes to DVD ($29.98 SRP) and high-def Blu-ray Disc ($34.98 SRP) as "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Season 1
." Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful
) stars as "Dirk," and Elijah Wood ("Frodo" from the Lord of the Rings
films) co-stars as "Todd" in these 8 episodes, supplied in either format on 2 discs.
The studio hasn't supplied a particular release date yet, only package art (see below). But the Amazon.com pre-order listings
give a release date of October 1st. We'll venture a guess and say that's a mistake, however, since 10/1/2017 is a Sunday (DVDs are never released on Sundays). Perhaps it's a typo, and they meant Tuesday, October 10th?
Or, since the UK format for dates is to have the day, then the month, then the year (example: today would be "30-12-2016"), then perhaps someone at the BBC provided it to Amazon in that format ("10-1-2017") and Amazon took it to be October 1st, when the BBC really meant to say January 10th? That's possible...except the BBC's retail distributor in North America, Warner Home Video, doesn't have this title on their schedule for January releases. And they absolutely would, if these were going to be in stores in just a week and a half. So that's not it...unless it's an online exclusive or something. We honestly don't know as of this writing.
With the holiday happening this weekend, we're not counting on getting an answer about this until next week (we ourselves won't be back until Tuesday). But for now let's just say that Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Season 1
is coming to DVD and Blu-ray sometime in 2017. We'll update you when we know more, so stay tuned!