Actor Elijah Wood has been roped in to star in the upcoming comedy series Dirk Gently.
Made by writer and director Max Landis, the series will star Wood as Todd, the assistant to the title character, an eccentric detective, reports variety.com. The series is based on the ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ novels by late Douglas Adams, It is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through one big, insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths. Todd does not consider himself a sidekick. He is just flat-out better than Dirk at a lot of things.
The series, an absurdist comedy, will feature Wood’s character and the titular detective teaming to solve one overarching mystery in the course of the season. Wood is the star of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the comedy series Wilfred, which ran for three seasons.