Elijah Wood has been cast in Dirk Gently in BBC America’s upcoming 8 part series.
Wood, best known for The Lord Of The Rings and Wilfred, will play the reluctant assistant to the eccentric “holistic” detective, yet to be announced.
Based on the book Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams, the series sees the pair wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters.
A four part UK series, which debuted in 2010 and resumed in 2012, starred Stephen Mangan as Dirk Gently and Darren Boyd as his sidekick Richard MacDuff.
The script for the new series is by Max Landis (Chronicle, Victor Frankenstein and American Ultra)