A Manic Private Investigator Barges Into Elijah Wood's Life in This Dirk Gently Sneak Peek

By Katharine Trendacosta on at

BBC America’s version of Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is the latest entry in what is becoming a genre all its own these days: Know-it-all British men barging into normal people’s lives and dragging them into adventures.

In this show’s case, the man barging in is Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), who is investigating a death and kidnapping, and has determined that Todd (Elijah Wood) has no choice but to investigate the crime with him. Also, there’s a corgi for some reason.

Here’s the footage shown at Comic-Con: