Some sad new for fans of BBC America series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
It’s official: the show will not be getting a third season. Despite the Herculean efforts of fans around the world, the show’s producers were not able to find a new network to jump on board for another chapter.
“We tried, and we’ve explored all options,” executive producer Arvind Ethan David wrote in a Twitter message to the loyal fanbase. “Ultimately, whilst the passion of the fanbase has never been in question, there just isn’t a big enough audience for the economics to work out.”
Based on the books by Doctor Who and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams and created by screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle, Bright), the quirky comedy-mystery-thriller series followed detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood) as they investigated cases involving the supernatural. The show ran for two seasons (an 8-episode first season and a 10-episode second) and was distributed on Netflix outside of the U.S.
Here’s David’s message to fans in its entirety:
An update for all of you working to #SaveDirkGently
— from all of us who made #DirkGently
— Arvind Ethan David (@ArvD) March 10, 2018