In December 2016, many Netflix regions were treated to a brand new Original title called Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The series, which is a science fiction detective series has quickly become a new found favorite of mine so therefore most will be asking whether the series has been renewed and when will the next season arrive on Netflix. We’re here to help answer those questions.
We should probably straight up clarify that this isn’t a full Netflix Original. The series is partly produced and first aired in the US. Netflix has a helping hand in the production and then gets to distribute the series globally under its Netflix Original umbrella.
The show is based on the book that was written by the same person who wrote A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, so you already know what type of show you can expect going in. It’s bizarre at times, and we think the Netflix version has managed to capture it far better than the 2010 series of the same name. It stars Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett who are terrific at playing the roles.
Will the show be renewed and when will season 2 be on Netflix?
Officially, the show has already been renewed for a second season. It was announced by BBC America as being renewed on November 21st, 2016 just a week or so before it arrived on Netflix.
It’s stated that there’ll be an additional two episodes in the second season and the official release date given is 2017. We think we can go one step further, though. Given most shows work in a yearly format, we think it’ll start airing in the US in October 2017 and then come to Netflix in December 2017. That’s assuming we don’t get weekly drops of the show but that doesn’t look likely.
What about Season 1 in the United States?
For those in the United States, you may be waiting for some time for it to become available on Netflix, if at all. The series is only partly produced by Netflix with BBC America holding the rights to the show in the US. This isn’t the first relationship Netflix has done with US partners, but in most cases, the series does end up coming to Netflix.
Most seasons of third-party shows come to Netflix just before their next season’s air, so we think that season 1 of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency will come to Netflix US in September/October 2017.
We hope that provides some insight on Dirk Gently’s future on Netflix which from where I’m standing, looks pretty bright. It employs some top talent and comes from a relationship with BBC America which is very fruitful.