BBC America has announced that it is expanding the cast of the second season of its Douglas Adams adaptation Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with John Hannah, Alan Tudyk, Amanda Walsh, Aleks Paunovic and Tyler Labine set to appear as guest stars alongside Samuel Barnett’s Dirk and Elijah Wood’s Todd.
Here’s the official character descriptions:
John Hannah (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marley’s Ghosts, Atlantis, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) will play the Mage; a powerful wizard who takes great pleasure in doing evil and is seeking to conquer a world not his own.
Alan Tudyk (Rogue One, Firefly, Serenity, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Maze Runner, Death at a Funeral, DodgeBall) will play Mr. Priest; a ruthless, dangerous, and violent bounty hunter working for Blackwing.
Amanda Walsh (Curb of Enthusiasm, Ghost of Girlfriends Past, Lost Girls, Sons and Daughters, Disturbia) will play Suzie Boreton; an unassuming, insecure, depressed soccer mom who is selected for an unexpected role by the Mage, and gradually reveals her true, terrifying self to our heroes.
Aleks Paunovic (War for the Planet of the Apes, Van Helsing, Continuum, Supernatural) will play Wygar Oak; a dominating enforcer for the Dengdamor royal family.
Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Deadbeat) who will play Sherlock Hobbs, an under-stimulated, but overly enthusiastic small town sheriff who is eager to help Dirk and crew solve a new mystery.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a serialized comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant assistant Todd, as they wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.