Max Landis calls Dirk Gently series A 'tribute album' to Douglas Adams

Max Landis is firing on all cylinders.

The prolific screenwriter sat down with Blastr at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about his new project, the adaptation of Douglas Adams' book series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency for BBC America. Landis immediately went into an amusing rant loaded with F-bombs in which he declared that just about every adaptation of Adams' works has failed. That probably isn't in the TV PR handbook for selling your television series that is based on other source material, but Landis doesn't seem to mind veering off course while making a point. 

While at Comic-Con, Landis went into great detail about the kind of series he wants Dirk Gently to be, as well as explaining why the relationship between the two main characters -- Dirk and Todd -- is so very different from most buddy shows. Oh, and he also made one thing explicitly clear in our interview. The show is not a comedy!

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency premieres Oct. 22 on BBC America.


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