Is Dirk Gently preparing for cancellation?
Speaking to EW, creator Max Landis says the upcoming Season 2 finale will bring closure to many of the show’s overarching storylines, while leaving the plot open to a potential third season:
We get to see a bit of resolution in a number of long-term ongoing storylines. By the final montage, in the final moments of the final episode, it becomes clear what the rest of the show, or at least [Season 3] is going to be.
I would say that there is an element of Season 2 that is very very thematically similar to that. But overall the end of Season 2 is, if not more hopeful, more directed. You have a better idea of what’s going to come next with all characters, except one. There are surprises about where the plot is going even up until the final minute of the finale. There are things you didn’t see coming, there are plot developments that appear to be over and then sneak one more in. I would say it’s a more hopeful ending, but at the same time a lot more ominous — simultaneously more hopeful and more dangerous.
On the current odds of a third season renewal:
Absolutely no clue. We’ve been doing steadily better in the ratings the last couple of weeks, which bodes well. But if this were the end of the show, I’d be happy with the way it ended. I wouldn’t be kicking myself for the rest of my life.
Should Dirk Gently be cancelled or renewed for Season 3? Stay tuned for the final verdict…