BBC America debuted the first look at “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” Saturday (July 23) at San Diego Comic-Con — and it looks like a ton of fun.

Starring Samuel Barnett in the title role, the show thrusts loner Todd (Elijah Wood) into Gently’s investigation into the bizarre murder of a millionaire. The two cross paths with a cavalcade of wild and dangerous characters, each episode catapulting them around through seemingly random events that will eventually lead them to uncovering the truth.

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“You’re a detective who doesn’t find clues. That sounds insane,” says Todd in the trailer, as he appears to have no idea what he’s gotten himself into.

“Everything is connected … The universe will make you a part of this whether you are complicit or not. You are now a vital part of the investigation,” says the eccentric investigator.

“I am not your Watson, asshole!” declares Todd. But it kind of looks like he is.

Co-starring Mpho Koaho, Fiona Dourif, Michael Eklund, Miguel Sandoval, Dustin Milligan, Aaron Douglas, Neil Brown Jr. and Richard Schiff, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” premieres Oct. 22 on BBC America.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."