BBC AMERICA TAKEOVER AT NEW YORK COMIC CON LAUNCHES FIRST EVER PANELS AT THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
New York â€“ September 23, 2016Â â€“ Announced today, BBC AMERICA will kick off New York Comic Conâ€™s first ever panels presented at The Theater at Madison Square Garden onÂ Friday, October 7 at 10:30am. The BBC AMERICA Takeover features panels and a world premiere screening with the casts and creators ofÂ Doctor Who, new original seriesÂ Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective AgencyÂ and newÂ Doctor WhoÂ spin-off,Â Class.
BBCA revealed today the first-everÂ Doctor WhoÂ panel with award-winning starÂ Peter Capaldi,Â new co-starÂ Pearl MackieÂ and executive producers, will now include award-winning actor and comedianÂ Matt LucasÂ (Bridesmaids,Â Little Britain), whoâ€™s set to return to the series as Nardole.
The BBC AMERICA Takeover will present the world premiere screening and Q&A with the cast and creators ofÂ Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective AgencyÂ and the first-ever panel with the cast and creators of newÂ Doctor WhoÂ spin-off,Â Class. Fans in attendance will have an exclusive first look at world premiere footage from all three BBCA shows.
â€śNew York Comic Con brings an electric fan fueled energy to New York City,â€ť said Sarah Barnett, President of BBC AMERICA.â€ť â€śWeâ€™re excited to launch its expansion to The Theater at Madison Square Garden with a packed BBCA block with a lot of firsts - from first ever panel line-ups, exclusive footage and behind-the-scenes glimpses for bothÂ Doctor WhoÂ andÂ Class, to the world premiere screening of our next original seriesÂ Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective Agency.â€ť
DOCTOR WHO â€“ BBC AMERICA
BBC AMERICAâ€™s award-winningÂ Doctor WhoÂ starÂ Peter CapaldiÂ will make his New York Comic Con debut along with the first ever fan appearance by new co-starÂ Pearl Mackie, who joins the series as Bill, the Doctorâ€™s new companion, and award-winning actor and comedianÂ Matt Lucas, whoâ€™s set to return as Nardole. Fans will get an exclusive sneak peek of whatâ€™s ahead including the upcoming Christmas Special this December on BBC AMERICA. Panel includes starsÂ Peter CapaldiÂ (The Thick of It,Â The Hour),Â Pearl MackieÂ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time),Â Matt LucasÂ (Bridesmaids,Â Little Britain) as well as lead writer and executive producerÂ Steven MoffatÂ (Sherlock) and executive producerÂ Brian MinchinÂ (Class,Â Torchwood).Â Doctor WhoÂ is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One and a BBC AMERICA co-production.Â Doctor WhoÂ returns with a new Christmas Special in December and a new season in Spring 2017.
DIRK GENTLYâ€™S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY â€“ BBC AMERICA
WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING AND Q&A
From the studio that brought youÂ The Walking Dead, BBC AMERICAâ€™sÂ next original seriesÂ Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective AgencyÂ is an adaptation of the wildly popular novels from Douglas Adams (The Hitchhikerâ€™s Guide to the Galaxy,Â Doctor Who).Â
Welcome to the world of BBC AMERICAâ€™sÂ Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective Agency;Â a trippy mystery that thrusts a reluctant sidekick into the bizarre world of an unconventional detective who believes in the interconnectedness of all things.Â Â WhenÂ washed-up rockerÂ Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) stumbles upon the murder scene of a millionaire, all hell breaks loose. EccentricÂ detective, Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), wholly believesÂ theyâ€™re destined to untangle the peculiar events surrounding the mystery together, whether Todd likes it or not! A collection of wild and dangerous charactersâ€™ further infiltrate and complicate their world, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.Â
The world premiere screening will be followed by a Q&A with starsÂ Samuel BarnettÂ (Penny Dreadful),Â Hannah MarksÂ (The Amazing Spiderman),Â Jade EsheteÂ (Dead Beat),Â Mpho KoahoÂ (Falling Skies) andÂ Fiona DourifÂ (Manhattan), writer and executive producerÂ Max LandisÂ (Chronicle,Â American Ultra) and showrunnerÂ Robert CooperÂ (Stargate Atlantis,Â Stargate Universe). The seriesÂ is an eight-part co-production of AMC Studios, IDEATE MEDIA, IDW Entertainment and Circle of Confusion producing for BBC AMERICA.Â Dirk Gentlyâ€™s Holistic Detective AgencyÂ premieres Saturday, October 22, 9/8c on BBC AMERICA.
CLASS â€“ BBC AMERICA
BBC AMERICA presents the first ever panel and sneak peek of new seriesÂ Class, theÂ Doctor WhoÂ spin-off, set in Shoreditch, London. The new BBC AMERICA co-production is from award-winning YA writer,Â ClassÂ creator and executive producer,Â Patrick NessÂ (A Monster Calls), and is executive produced by the team behindÂ Doctor Who,Â Steven MoffatÂ andÂ Brian Minchin.
Four Coal Hill School students who have hidden secrets and desires, navigate a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow â€“ and possibly the end of existence. Coal Hill School has been a part of theÂ Doctor WhoÂ universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. Time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. Thereâ€™s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow. Panel includes starsGreg Austin,Â Fady Elsayed,Â Sophie HopkinsÂ andÂ Vivian OparahÂ along withÂ Patrick NessÂ andÂ Brian Minchin.Â ClassÂ is a BBC Studios Wales production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide.Â ClassÂ will premiere alongsideÂ Doctor WhoÂ in Spring 2017 on BBC AMERICA.