Tell me something ... and be honest, do you understand more than 50 percent of what's happening on Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency at any given time? I ask that because a) I've watched this new trailer for Season 2 several times and b) the show's cast members admitted even they don't know what's happening on the show all the time during their panel at SDCC.
That's not to say Dirk Gently’s isn't interesting (it is) and that it doesn't have an amazing cast (it does), but I'm convinced there's a secret decoder ring out there that makes more of all of this make sense. Maybe that ring exists only inside creator Max Landis' brain, or maybe it's in a cereal box somewhere. Your guess is as good as mine.
Either way, Season 2 premieres Saturday, October 14, at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA, and here's what we know so far:
Cast members Samuel Barnett (Dirk), Elijah Wood (Todd), Jade Eshete (Farah), Hannah Marks (Amanda), Mpho Koaho (Ken), Fiona Dourif (Bart), Dustin Milligan (Friedkin), Michael Eklund (Martin – Rowdy 3), Osric Chau (Vogel – Rowdy 3), Viv Leacock (Gripps – Rowdy 3), and Zak Santiago (Cross – Rowdy 3) are all set to return for the second season.
We also know John Hannah (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Alan Tudyk (Con-Man), Amanda Walsh (Lost Girl), Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale vs Evil), Izzie Steele (Pillow Talk), and Aleks Paunovic (Van Helsing) will be joining the cast for Season 2. Now, whether that's "joining" as in becoming cast members or in the "coming to hang out with everyone" sense of the word remains to be seen. We already know anything can happen with this show.
Finally, here's the official synopsis:
Season one was about time travel with body-swapping, and this season involves an injection of fantasy. The vast dangers lurking in the fantasy realm navigate a path to Earth, becoming a threat in reality, and it’s up to Dirk and the gang to stop them in their tracks. But first – they need to find each other… Everything and everyone continues to be connected… from the sterile chambers of the government organization Blackwing, to the sleepy town of Bergsberg and the magical land of Wendimoor. After a few misfires, Dirk Gently steadily finds his footing on the new case to “find The Boy”, and with the help of his friends, makes the necessary connections to solve the mystery before it’s too late.
Check out the trailer for Season 2 below and give us your best theories:
Yeah. I'm still confused. But that's 100 percent okay. I'm pretty sure it's what Max intended.