Dirk Gently goes full weird; Doctor Who has a superheroic Christmas and it’s the first appearance of Doctor Who spin-off, Class! These are just some of the revelations in store for Whovians today at New York Comic-Con 2016.
Read on for more news from BBC America. Videos go live after they’ve been screened at NYCC 2016.
BBC AMERICA TO RELEASE NEW WORLD PREMIERE VIDEOS TODAY
FIRST EVER NEW YORK COMIC CON PANELS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN BEGIN AT 10:30AM
- Now Available – First Look Scene – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
- First Trailer – Class
- First Look – Doctor Who’s Christmas Special
New York – October 7, 2016 – Today, BBC AMERICA is releasing world premiere videos around New York Comic Con’s first ever panels at Madison Square Garden, which will feature the world premiere screening of BBCA’s next original series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and first ever panel line-ups for BBCA’S new co-production Class and hit co-production Doctor Who.
This morning, the first ever scene has been released of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, from the studio that brought you The Walking Dead, starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood.
During the BBC AMERICA Takeover starting at 10:30am ET, the network will also release world premiere videos of Doctor Who and Class. Follow @BBCAMERICA for live coverage and updates on when the videos are posted.
BBC AMERICA has tent pole events every month for the rest of the year with Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency premiering on October 22, the animated special series Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks in November, the Doctor Who Christmas Special in December and a massive 2017 line-up with Doctor Who spin-off Class premiering alongside the new season of Doctor Who, as well as the final season of BBCA’s original series Orphan Black.
COMING THIS MONTH ON BBCA
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency premieres Saturday, October 22, 9/8c on BBCA
From the studio that brought you The Walking Dead, BBC AMERICA’s next original series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is an adaptation of the wildly popular novels from Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who).
When washed-up rocker Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) stumbles upon the murder scene of a millionaire, all hell breaks loose. Eccentric detective, Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), wholly believes they’re destined to untangle the peculiar events surrounding the mystery together, whether Todd likes it or not! A collection of wild and dangerous characters’ further infiltrate and complicate their world, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.
NYCC panel includes actors Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently), Hannah Marks (Amanda Brotzman), Jade Eshete (Farah Black), Mpho Koaho (Ken), Fiona Dourif (Bart), writer and executive producer Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper.
COMING IN NOVEMBER ON BBCA
Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks premieres in November
It’s one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures and yet no complete film recordings of The Power of the Daleks are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. A brand new animation based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs and film clips will be released 50 years after its only UK broadcast. The six-part adventure features the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’, of first Doctor, William Hartnell into second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.
COMING IN DECEMBER ON BBCA
Doctor Who returns with a new Christmas Special this Christmas
It’s become an annual tradition on BBC AMERICA, the Doctor Who Christmas Special. This year’s special stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas and is written by Emmy®-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.
COMING IN 2017
Class premieres alongside Doctor Who in 2017 on BBCA
From award-winning YA writer Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) and the team behind Doctor Who, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, BBCA’s new co-production Class is a Doctor Who spin-off set in Shoreditch, London. It’s a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them. And this incursion is only the beginning…
NYCC panel includes actors Greg Austin (Charlie), Sophie Hopkins (April), Fady Elsayed (Ram), Vivian Oparah (Tanya), creator and executive producer Patrick Ness and executive producer Brian Minchin.
New season of Doctor Who premieres in 2017 on BBC AMERICA
Doctor Who returns in 2017 with a new season starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Pearl Mackie as the Doctor’s new companion Bill and Matt Lucas as Nardole. The first episode is written by Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. Writers this season include award-winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Sarah Dollard (writer of acclaimed episode Face the Raven) and Mike Bartlett (multi award-winning Doctor Foster).
NYCC panel includes actors Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (new companion Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin.
All photos courtesy of BBC America