NBC’s Powerless may have been cancelled just last week, but it appears Alan Tudyk won’t be unemployed for very long.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Firefly and Rogue One alum has signed on for season two of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, the BBC America series based off of Douglas Adams’ popular book series. Tudyk is set to play Mr. Priest, a ruthless, dangerous, and violent bounty hunter working for the government operation Blackwing.
Tudyk isn’t the only notable face that’s been added to the series — John Hannah (The Mummy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Amanda Walsh (Lost Girl) and Aleks Paunovic (War for the Planet of the Apes) have also signed up for the show’s second season. Hannah is set to play a villain called The Mage, an “evil wizard who is a sociopathic nihilist intent on destroying two worlds,” while Walsh will portray Suzie Boreton, an “unassuming, insecure, depressed soccer mom who slowly transforms herself into a sleek evil sorceress who is as beautiful and seductive as she is vicious and deranged.” Rounding out the new additions, Paunovic will portray Wygar Oak, an enforcer of the Dengdamor royal family.
Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is written by Max Landis (Chronicle), and executive produced by Robert Cooper (Stargate: Atlantis). The series will return with a ten-episode second season later this year.