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Elijah Wood Will Play Todd, the Messed-Up Assistant in BBC America’s Dirk Gently

Not a dog. Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images

Elijah Wood will star in BBC America’s adaptation of Dirk Gently as Todd, the reluctant assistant to the title character. Adapted by Max Landis from the Douglas Adams novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, the first season will run for eight one-hour episodes and tackle “one big, seemingly insane mystery.” But Todd isn’t your average mild-mannered Watson. Per Todd himself, “I am not your Watson, asshole. I am not available for sidekicking on something I am not involved with. I am my own messed-up person with my own messed-up problems.” Elijah Wood finally gets to play the dog in Wilfred.

Elijah Wood Will Star in Dirk Gently