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Who was there?: Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hanna Marks, Jade Eshete, lead writer/EP Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper.

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Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett provided a hilarious introduction to their new BBC America series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency at San Diego Comic Con.

What’s it about? The 8-episode comedic detective series — based on the cult novel by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams — is set in Seattle with Samuel Barnett (Jupiter Ascending) as the eccentric detective and Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) as his loner assistant Todd. Together they investigate seemingly unrelated cases which turn out to be connected to a larger supernatural mystery.

Other cast  includes Neil Brown Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) as missing persons detective Esteve and Richard Schiff (The West Wing) as missing persons detective Zimmerfield; Miguel Sandoval as Colonel Scott Riggins and Dustin Milligan as Sgt. Hugo Friedkin, who investigate the paranormal from a secret bureau; Fiona Dourif as Holistic Assassin Bart Curlish; Michael Eklund as Martin, leader of the Rowdy 3; Jade Eschete as Farah Black, security officer to a billionaire. Pho Koaho as Ken, a tech; and Aaron Douglas as a mysterious loser Gordon Rimmer.

Max Landis wrote the 8-episode series, and Dean Parisot directed the first two episodes with Robert Cooper (Stargate) as showrunner.

Dirk Gently started filming in metro Vancouver in late May and is expected to wrap at the end of August.

Dirk Gently premieres October 22nd on BBC America.

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