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BBC America’s Takeover at New York Comic-Con was full of first. In fact, it was a first! In fact, it was part of New York Comic Con’s first-ever panels at Madison Square Garden. The audience was treated to world premiere videos of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Doctor Who, and Class. And now, so are you:



Although Elijah Wood wasn’t able to attend…

We forgive him. But will he forgive Samuel Barnett aka Dirk?!

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency premieres Saturday, October 22, 9/8c on BBCA. And just in case you need a refresher on the new series:

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.

Watch a scene:



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.



It’s a bird… it’s a plan… it’s Orphan Black and Shameless’ Justin Chatwin as a superhero in this year’s Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

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.

Get your first look of Matt Lucas and Justin Chatwin alongside Peter Capaldi here:



Class premieres alongside Doctor Who in 2017 on BBCA. In fact, the Doctor himself — Peter Capaldi — introduced the Whoniverse’s new spin-off:

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…

Watch the new trailer:

A 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).

[Aaaaand breathe.]

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