We are almost at that period of the year when networks announces whether a show we will be returning or not next year. Unless a show is extremely popular among fans, no show is safe from getting axed during this period. If you are a fan of Elijah Wood’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, you will be disappointed to know that the show has been cancelled by BBC America following end of second season recently.
As the show had solid following online, BBC America acknowledged different fan groups and released an statement thanking fans and creators of the show. The statement said, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency brought together an incredible group of talented, creative people to make something truly original that celebrates how weird and wonderful the universe can be. We are so proud to work with the writers, producers and actors who created this brilliant world. We’ve seen your passionate social campaigns for another season of Dirk Gently and we regret to say that Season 2 will be the last season on BBC America. We have been so inspired by your rowdy imagination, your wild passion and whip-smart humor. We’ve tweeted with you every episode, watched you make incredible fan art and most importantly, build great friendships. Dirk Gently fans aren’t just great fans, they’re great friends, too. You’ll continue to find connections, overcome great obstacles, make amends, help others, and create your own family of weirdos, chosen or not. Thank you, Dirk Gently fans, for everything.”
While it is a disappointing news for fans, the cancellation is a surprise given the show’s performance over last two season. Although Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency had a loyal fan base, the show struggled to attract large number of audiences. For instance, the first season averaged only 280,000 viewers per episode while the latest second season averaged only 250,000 episodes.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency followed Dirk Gently himself (Samuel Barnett) and his friend/sidekick Todd (Elijah Wood). While the show brought together a group of solid cast members, the news is unfortunate nevertheless.