The consequences of this tweet were even more thrilling. "Come, guest star in Season 2," tweeted Arvind Ethan David, who turned Dirk Gently into a play called Dirk in 1991 and now produces the Netflix series. "Let me know the time and place," responded SRK, offering to make his own hotel arrangements.
Who's excited? Who's excited? We are. SRK is.
Dirk Gently is a TV series!! And I didn't know it! Woe be upon me. Sorry Adams. The pic is for no apparent reason. pic.twitter.com/K2BWtCQ32a? Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 18, 2017
Let me know the time and place. Will figure out my own accommodation! https://t.co/epmqhSQDIx? Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 18, 2017
Done and done! https://t.co/URcWq9zG2q? Arvind Ethan David (@ArvD) February 18, 2017
And Mr David is:
Please God, let this happen.
Shah Rukh Khan should know - and if watched the show over the weekend, he already does - that the Netflix version of Dirk Gently is a fairly vast departure from Adams' original, although it is as satisfyingly surreal and bizarre as the books. The events are set in America, Dirk is young and clueless rather than middle-aged and cynical and an entire cast of new characters has been added, including a reluctant sidekick named Todd (played by Lord Of The Rings actor Elijah Wood, his sister who suffers from a fictional mental illness, a 'holistic' female assassin and a young woman who thinks she's a dog.
We already know Shah Rukh Khan is a Douglas Adams fan because in March 2015, he tweeted about time and perspective, both key themes in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and its related books:
wots beginning?1st time lives cross each other?Or do things not begin at all, r they always there?Douglas Adams time! pic.twitter.com/QiTR0ASkmp? Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 16, 2015
We're a little worried about how Shah Rukh Khan is going to make time for Dirk Gently, if that Season 2 offer does actually work out. One of Bollywood's busiest actors, SRK is working on director Imtiaz Ali's film with Anushka Sharma and will also begin shooting Aanand L Rai's next project, in which he plays a dwarf. SRK was last seen in Raees, playing a Gujarati liquor baron.