Welcome Back to TWIN PEAKS - Official!

Written by Iain Robertson Monday, 06 October 2014

TV News

Following on from the hints dropped by creators David Lynch and Mark Frost on Twitter, it has now been confirmed the TWIN PEAKS will be returning to TV for a new limited series. Details are scarce at present, but Variety reports that the show will be returning for nine new episodes, with Lynch hopefully directing the entire series. Cable network Showtime is responsible for the likes of DEXTER and HOMELAND, which should free Lynch of the constraints and studio interference imposed on him first time round.

Sources as well as former cast members have been keen to stress recently that any new project would not be a remake, but a return to the town 25 years after the murder of cheerleader Laura Palmer.

No cast are currently confirmed, but we'd like to think Kyle MacLachlan's Agent Cooper will be returning. After all, the series finished with possibly the greatest cliffhanger of all time, with Cooper's fate very much in the balance.

 

Unfortunately a few of the original cast are no longer with us, chief among them Jack Nance (Pete Martell) and Frank Sliva, who played demonic killer Bob. Considering how central Bob was to TWIN PEAKS (not to mention the season 2 cliffhanger) it'll be very interesting to see how Lynch and Frost work round this.

Press release:

Dig into some cherry pie and rejoice! Today, SHOWTIME announced that the critically-acclaimed Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning series TWIN PEAKS will return as a new limited series. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series. Four-time Oscar nominee David Lynch will direct every episode.

TWIN PEAKS will go into production in 2015 to air on the network in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the program last aired. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc.

“What more can I say – TWIN PEAKS with David Lynch and Mark Frost on Showtime in 2016!” said Nevins. “To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.’”

Lynch and Frost added: “The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”

For viewers hoping to reminisce or for those discovering the series for the first time, SHOWTIME will re-air the first two seasons of TWIN PEAKS, in advance of the new episodes going on air in 2016. Widely considered one of the most ground-breaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint north-western town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer is shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…

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Anyway, we're hugely excited about this. Twin Peaks has long been a huge favourite here at STARBURST, and we're off to binge on coffee and cherry pie to celebrate.

 

p.s. David/Mark - If you could bring back Shelly and Audrey, that'd be great. Thanks.


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