Watch the full Dirk Gently and Doctor Who Comic-Con Panels in their entirety!
If you didn’t make it down to San Diego for this past weekend’s Comic-Con International (or even if you did and just couldn’t make it into the eternally at-capacity Hall H), BBC America has your back. They’ve uploaded videos of the full panels for both Doctor Who and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Check them out in the top two players below. Then, in the bottom player, you can watch a first clip from Dirk Gently season two.
In Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, when the bizarre murder of a millionaire thrusts loner Todd (Wood) into the orbit of Dirk Gently (Barnett), an eccentric detective who believes they’re destined to solve the mind-bending mystery together, his life will never be the same. They’ll cross unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.
From the studio of The Walking Dead, the BBCA original series is an adaptation of the novels from Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who) – with Max Landis (Chronicle) as writer and executive producer and Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe) as showrunner. Oscar-winning director Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Justified, Masters of Sex) has directed the series’ first two episodes.
Doctor Who, meanwhile, recently finished its tenth modern series with just one more story left to tell featuring Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor. Look for this year’s Christmas Special, “Twice Upon a Time,” to air in December. The episode will team Capaldi with the first Doctor in a story set during 1966’s “The Tenth Planet.” That episode marked the final regular appearance of leading man William Hartnell. Although the serial’s final chapter is missing, it saw the Hartnell regenerate into the second doctor, played by Patrick Troughton. Although Hartnell passed away in 1975, David Bradley will be playing the part for “Twice Upon a Time.” He previously played Hartnell himself in the 2013 true story An Adventure in Space and Time, released in conjunction with the show’s 50th Anniversary.
If you’d like to learn more about the future of Doctor Who, including the upcoming 13th Doctor, who will be played by Jodie Whittaker, be sure to check out our conversation with departing showrunner Steven Moffat. At that same link, you’ll also find a teaser for “Twice Upon a Time.”