The Stage News is reporting that Spice World writer Kim Fuller has been hired to adapt and complete Douglas Adams’ final and unfinished Dirk Gently novel, The Salmon of Doubt for BBC Radio 4.
He’ll use information from the existing chapters of The Salmon of Doubt – which Adams was working on at the time of his death – to create a six-part drama, which will be the third in a trilogy of Dirk Gently series.
The project will be be a very interesting challenge for Fuller based on the lack of information he’ll be working with and the level of expectation from Douglas Adams Fans.
“Douglas did not leave a clear template as to how the novel ends. There are some hints and clues, but what we want to do is be faithful to the spirit of the Dirk Gently books and be faithful to the spirit of Douglas Adams’ unique sense of humour. But at the same time we have to deliver a funny and entertaining series that works for the audience, even if they are not familiar with Dirk Gently”
The Salmon of Doubt is scheduled to be broadcast in the summer of 2010.