Collider wrote:New TWIN PEAKS Episodes to Air on Showtime in 2016; David Lynch to Direct
Twin Peaks creators David Lynch and Mark Frost both tweeted “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style. #damngoodcoffee” last week and now we know why. A new Twin Peaks video just popped up on YouTube, and on the official Showtime channel nonetheless. It’s been 23 years since the final episode of the show’s second season aired on ABC, but in 2016, Showtime will bring it back.
According to the brief promo, the new iteration will pick up 25 years after the original run wrapped up. Lynch and Frost are busy writing the scripts and Lynch is also set to direct all nine episodes as well.
Showtime just made the official announcement; Twin Peaks will go into production in 2015 and will debut in 2016 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of when the show last aired. This will not be a remake or reboot. It’ll take place in present day and run with plot points that were developed in the first two seasons while “providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base.”
Here’s what Showtime Networks Inc. President David Nevins had to say:
“What more can I say – TWIN PEAKS with David Lynch and Mark Frost on SHOWTIME in 2016. 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 this:
“The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”
In case you need to catch up or just need a Twin Peaks refresher, Showtime will re-air the first two seasons prior to the commencement of the new one in 2016. Here’s the press release’s synopsis of the cult series:
Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern 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 …
Collider wrote:TWIN PEAKS Miniseries Details: How It Happened, Returning Characters, Answers to Burning Questions, and More
Who’s got hankering for cherry pie? This morning the swell news arrived that Showtime has ordered a 9-episode Twin Peaks miniseries from creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, with Lynch poised to direct every episode for a 2016 debut— 25 years after the original show ended. Obviously there are many questions to be answered about this continuation, and Frost took part in a number of interviews this morning to shed some light on what fans can expect from the new Twin Peaks.
Speaking with TV Line, Frost said this revival has been in the works for about three years now:
“David and I stayed in touch and remained closed friends throughout all these years. It was about three years ago this summer we were having lunch at [famed Hollywood eatery] Musso & Frank, where we often used to go. And we were just kicking stuff around and we started getting some ideas in our heads about Twin Peaks. Suddenly, it felt like a place we wanted to visit again. And that was the kickoff.”
When asked if he sees these new episodes as “Season 3” of Twin Peaks, Frost said:
“Not really, but just because my brain doesn’t work that way. I’ve always said that Twin Peaks to me was like a novel we filmed every page of. So this is more like we found another volume of the saga, and now we want to bring that to life too.”
While cast deals likely haven’t begun to materialize just yet, Frost told Deadline that fans can expect a number of familiar faces:
“I think the fans would like to see and we would like to see as many of the old familiar faces as possible and a lot of new faces as well. We are going to keep that in mind as we start to work and hopefully everybody’s story will get some attention.”
With regards to learning from past mistakes (ie. some of Season 2), Frost told HitFix this new Twin Peaks limited series will have a very strong central narrative:
“I think what we’ve learned is you’ve gotta have a very strong central path through the woods. It’s fine to have tributaries and streams, and little byways, but ultimately, that path through the woods has to be very dark, clear and dangerous. That’s the path we’re going to keep to. There’ll be, I hope, a healthy percentage of delightful sidelines or paths off to the side, but there aren’t any shortcuts. You’ve gotta follow that main path.”
In speaking with HitFix, Frost also addressed the cliffhanger ending of the season two finale:
“At the time, we were doing whatever we could to get ABC to say yes to a third season. That was very much part of our thinking. It turned out to be a pretty good stopping place, if it had never gone anywhere else, it had at least had an exclamation point at the end of it. Now we have a chance to write the next sentence.”
Finally, Frost told Deadline that fans seeking answers to some of the questions from the original series may find some satisfaction in the miniseries:
“I think there will be a lot of things that people have wanted to know over the years that if they pay close attention, they are going to be satisfied.”
While 2016 is still a long ways off, I’m mighty excited to return to the world of Twin Peaks—especially with Lynch and Frost leading the way.
Heard of the series but never watched it. Now I have a reason.