IDW Entertainment and Ideate Media are teaming to bring Douglas Adams’ bestselling Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency novels to TV. IDWE and Ideate have optioned worldwide rights to the novels and have formed a partnership to co-fund development and co-produce with the intent of securing a direct-to-series commitment. Chronicle scribe Max Landis has been tapped to write the pilot, and will executive produce with Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead).
Adams penned the Dirk Gently series after his comedy sci-fi phenom The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. The novels center on detective Dirk Gently, who believes in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, has a unique relationship with the laws of probability and physics and love of cats and pizza. Cursed with a relentless intellect, psychic powers he doesn’t fully understand or want, a gift for self-mythologizing, and a supernatural ability to detect disturbances in the fabric of reality, Dirk has found a strange calling as a private detective for impossible crimes. (more…)