Talk about a first impression: The relationship between the two main characters in BBC America's newest original series, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, gets off to an extremely fast-paced start. Literally.
E! News has an exclusive sneak peek at the show's premiere episode—and the moment that Elijah Wood's Todd and Samuel Barnett's Dirk Gently meet: mid-car chase.
And not only is Dirk speeding through the streets in a blue sports car with Todd, a complete stranger, as his passenger, he's also multi-tasking and chowing down on a piece of pizza at the same time. Totally normal.
If you're wondering what a holistic detective is, don't worry—Todd is too.
"I'm very glad you asked me that, Todd," Dirk responds when Todd asks him that very question. "The term 'holistic' refers to my convictions about the fundamental inter-connectedness of all things. I do not concern myself with such petty things as fingerprint powder, telltale pieces of pocket weapon, inane footprints," Dirk explains, adding, "I see the solution to each problem as being detectable in the pattern and web of the whole."
Sure. Makes total sense.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is based on the novels of the same name from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, and was adapted into an eight-part series by Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis.
Check out the exclusive sneak peek clip above.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency premieres Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on BBC America.