Max Landis will pen the series

By Ariana Bacle
Updated January 08, 2016 at 04:35 PM EST
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BBC America is adapting Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, a novel by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy writer Douglas Adams, the network announced Friday.

American Ultra and Chronicle writer Max Landis is attached to pen the series. BBC America has ordered eight episodes of the show, a comic thriller that follows Dirk Gently as he works his way through one absurd mystery per season.

Dirk Gently is a very original series, fresh and unlike anything else,” BBC America president Sarah Barnett said in a statement. “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.”

Landis, along with Nick Antosca, is also set to write for and executive produce new Syfy anthology series Channel Zero, which is set to debut in 2017. Dirk Gently does not yet have a release date.