Following BBC AMERICA’s announcement that award-winning original series Orphan Black has been renewed for a fifth and final season, the network announced today Orphan Black will return to San Diego on Friday, July 22 for a final Comic-Con farewell panel with fans. In addition, BBCA’s first ever panel for its next original series, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, will be held on Saturday, July 23, with stars Elijah Wood, SAMUEL BARNETT, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, lead writer and executive producer Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper. The series’ world premiere is set for October 22 on BBC AMERICA.
“You say Goodbye, I say Hello…” Yes, I know that this isn’t the first time I’ve gone to the cliche well with starting an article with a song lyric but a snippet from a Beatles classic seems appropriate to the news that BBC AMERICA will be showcasing two shows at this July’s San Diego Comic-Con. And the lyric also happens to suit a warm welcome… and a sad farewell.
‘Warm welcome’ because of the news that the Douglas Adams adaptation DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY will be getting its coming out party at this years convention, accompanied by cast and crew, including LORD OF THE RINGS/WILFRED‘s Elijah Wood. ‘Sad farewell’, as loyal and passionate fans will waving off the hugely popular ORPHAN BLACK with pretty much all the main players making an appearance, including Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard and – the best news of all, after years of no-show – star Tatiana Maslany.
Both shows will be represented at the BBC America booth, as well as getting their own panels. Hankies at the ready, Blackers.
From the BBC America press release:
BBC AMERICA Introduces Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency And Bids Farewell To Fan-Favorite Orphan Black At San Diego Comic-Con 2016
- ORPHAN BLACK PANEL (Room 6BCF, Friday 22nd July 2016, 4.30pm)
BBC AMERICA’s award-winning original series Orphan Black returns for its fourth and final San Diego Comic-Con panel. Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Tatiana Maslany (Sarah and the Leda clones), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Kevin Hanchard (Art), as well as co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, will be joined by this year’s moderator Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman. They’ll look back at the entire series and offer clues to what’s next for the Clone Club. Follow ORPHAN BLACK on Twitter at @OrphanBlack.
- DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY PANEL (Room 6BCF, Saturday 23rd July 2016, 4.00pm)
Join stars Elijah Wood (Wilfred), Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful), Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spiderman), Jade Eshete (Dead Beat), lead writer and executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe) for a first look at BBC AMERICA’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, a new original series from the producers of The Walking Dead, premiering October 22.An adaptation from famed author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through an insane mystery; crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.
BBCA’s DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY PANEL is an eight-part co-production of AMC Studios, IDEATE MEDIA and IDW Entertainment with Circle Of Confusion producing. Follow DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY PANEL on Twitter at @DirkGentlyBBCA.