Comic-Con 2016: ‘Orphan Black’ Sets San Diego Sendoff With ‘Dirk Gently’
It seems like only yesterday we learned that Orphan Black would close down #CloneClub for good with Season 5, but we can’t well wait until summer 2017 for a proper send-off. Thankfully, Comic-Con 2016 will give us the Orphan Black goodbye we deserve, along with an introduction to Max Landis’ Dirk Gently, but where’s Doctor Who?
Per The BBC-A’s official confirmation, the final Orphan Black panel will take place Friday, July 22 at 4:30 P.M. in Room 6BCF (sadly no final season upgrade), comprised of stars Tatiana Maslany (and all the clones she entails), Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun and Kevin Hanchard, as well as co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson. Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman will also moderate the panel.
Additionally, Saturday, July 23 will see Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency staging its first public preview, at 4:00 P.M. in Room 6BCF. Joining the panel will be stars Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks and Jade Eshete , along with lead writer and executive producer Max Landis (good luck, everyone), and showrunner Robert Cooper. So reads the synopsis for the new October 22-premiering series:
An adaptation from famed author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through an insane mystery; crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.
Sadly, it seems Doctor Who will be busy this year, but what surprises should we expect from the final Orphan Black sendoff?