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BBC Radio is developing a new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy audio drama
May 31, 2016

BBC Radio has found success adapting the works of Douglas Adams, and now the Beeb is heading back to the well one more time.

BBC America finally casts its Dirk Gently for the Max Landis series
Mar 30, 2016

Here's who's been cast as everyone's favorite “holistic” detective on BBC America's new Dirk Gently series.

Elijah Wood cast on BBC America’s new Dirk Gently TV series
Mar 23, 2016

The first casting news and info regarding BBC America's upcoming Dirk Gently TV series have emerged.

Max Landis adapting Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency for BBC America
Jan 8, 2016

Just a few years removed from a short-lived British adaptation, BBC America has announced a new Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency series, with Max Landis (Chronicle) attached to write it.

Chronicle's Max Landis adapting Dirk Gently for BBC America as a new TV series
Aug 5, 2015

Dirk Gently fans, rejoice! BBC America will bring us a brand-new series starring everyone's favorite holistic detective. With a twist.

Chronicle scribe Max Landis to bring Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently novels to TV
Aug 4, 2014

Everyone’s favorite quirky cat-and-pizza-loving detective is making his way back to TV.

Missed the BBC reunion of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Don't panic
Mar 31, 2014

If you missed the BBC reunion of the Hitchhiker's Guide and are feeling a Marvin-like angst, we have good news for you.

Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently TV show axed: Are politics to blame?
Dec 17, 2012

The BBC series Dirk Gently, based on the novel of the same name by Douglas Adams, has officially been axed after one very short season. The reason, according to series composer Daniel Pemberton? British politics.

Read Douglas Adams' frustrated 1999 Hitchhikers letter to Disney
Dec 16, 2012

You might have imagined a huge name like Douglas Adams would have had very little trouble getting a hugely successful property like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy made into a movie. You would be wrong.

Duran Duran + 20 more rock bands whose names came straight from sci-fi
Dec 16, 2012

Anyone who has ever been to a Pink Floyd laser light show knows that there's a mind-blowing correlation between rock bands and science fiction. And why not? Both musicians and sci-fi filmmakers are trying to push the boundaries of entertainment. (It's weird how only the rock musicians get the groupies, though.)

Douglas Adams' incomplete Doctor Who episode finally gets finished
Dec 14, 2012

For Doctor Who fans, the episode "Shada" piques geek curiosity like nothing else: it was meant to be an episode starring the much-loved fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, and written by the phenomenal Douglas Adams ... but was never aired because a BBC strike killed the production. Now our curiosity will be satisfied by current Doctor Who writer, Gareth Roberts.

Hitchhiker's Guide creator's new Doctor Who-inspired TV show
Dec 14, 2012

As fans of the late Douglas Adams and his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, we're thrilled the BBC is producing an hour-long broadcast based on another one of his books, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. But guess what? That's good news for Doctor Who fans, too.