artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson
Sat Jan 09 2016, 07:31pm | 4 comments
It is a pity, I really liked the Stephen Mangan-led BBC4 version that only lasted 4 episodes from a few years ago. I have no expectation this will be anywhere near as good.
another reason not to watch television…
The following two snippets have me very worried:
” ‘Dirk Gently’ is a very original series, fresh and unlike anything
else. The novels have legions of fans, and with Max Landis’ brilliant
and audacious take on this material we are excited to bring Dirk to life
for our BBCA super-fans,” said BBC America president Sarah Barnett.
“The TV series will see Gently heading to the U.S. — a storyline
envisioned by Adams in drafts for a novel he was working at the time of
his unexpected death.”
I really liked the Stephen Mangan version. It kept the quirky Britishness of Dirk Gently intact while not limiting itself to the source material in the novels. I understand that Mangan is busy these days with Episodes and thus isn’t available for a continuation of DG.
Moving the show to the USA would just diminish the charm of what makes Dirk Gently work.
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