BBC4 Recommissions Dirk Gently

Douglas Adams’s sci-fi detective will be back for more TV adventures

BBC4 has recommissioned Dirk Gently , the adaptation of the late Douglas Adams novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency which had a successful pilot starring Stephen Mangan last December.

Three more hour-long episodes of the comedy drama are on the way and once again they will adapted by the Bafta-winning writer Howard Overman, creator of Misfits and occasional Merlin scripter. In fact, some of you may have picked up on the fact that this announcement was imminent in our interview with Overman that we posted a few days back.

Dirk Gently is being made by ITV Studios in association with the Welded Tandem Picture Company.