Humor me for a moment — is Damien Chazelle‘s old-school romantic musical La La Land really all that far removed from the cinema of David Lynch? Like the avant-melodrama triumph Mulholland Dr., Chazelle’s film is obsessed with the artifice that defines both Los Angeles and the entertainment industry around which it was built. Both films revolve around a pair of people inexorably drawn to one another, linked even as they drift apart due to the vicissitudes of circumstance. Both Lynch and Chazelle are fond of stylistic breaks from reality, exploring a dreamlike or otherwise surreal plane beyond this dimension. Hell, “here’s to the ones who dream” might as well be the mission statement of Lynch’s entire filmography.
Twin Peaks creator David Lynch proved predictably David Lynch with his refusal to divulge details of Showtime’s 18-episode revival, though the eccentric creator at least offered that controversial prequel Fire Walk With Me would serve as important prelude. As such, Showtime will re-run the film in March, affording ample time for another catchup before our May return to the Black Lodge.
Twin Peaks fans finally had their prayers answers with word that not one, but as many as four new episodes would premiere on May 21, to say nothing of the confirmed 18-episode order. Now, Showtime and David Lynch address if said 18 will prove the last of Twin Peaks, when we might expect a trailer, and what role the prequel Fire Walk With Me might play.
It’s been a long time coming, and opaque even for David Lynch, but Twin Peaks is finally ready to pour a new cup of coffee. The revived mystery-thriller has at long last confirmed a two-hour May premiere, along with an episode order.
Twin Peaks creator David Lynch’s famed secrecy isn’t the only reason Showtime won’t confirm a date for its 2017 revival, as reports suggested Lynch wasn’t required to set one. Recent rumors suggested Showtime might have something to display at Sundance, but now an intriguing tidbit could place an official premiere closer to April or May.
We still don’t exactly know when in 2017 the new Twin Peaks will premiere, let alone when to expect a possible trailer or photos, but attendees of this year’s Sundance Film Festival may get a little of that fine coffee. Conversations are apparently taking place for Twin Peaks to have a presence at the event later on in January.
Showtime’s Twin Peaks has as already confirmed a vast majority of original series stars aboard for the 2017 revival, though it remained to be seen if creator David Lynch would step out from behind the camera. Now, a new teaser promises Gordon Cole’s return, as David Lynch enjoys one of Twin Peaks’ famous donuts.
Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival is still keeping its mystery intact, not telling fans exactly how much to expect, or even when, but some fresh coffee is finally brewing. Go behind the scenes of the 2017 premiere with first looks at a number of returning cast, as well as some new faces.
You know that Twin Peaks score you like? Well, it’s going to come back, in style! Showtime has released an extended new teaser for the 2017 revival, showing original series composer Angelo Badalamenti back at work on that endlessly-haunting theme.
Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival has frustrated anxious fans with some initial hiccups or an ever-uncertain schedule, and like the series itself, only more mystery lies in store. The network thinks they have Twin Peaks down to a mid-2017 premiere, but David Lynch’s “fluid” process makes an exact episode count difficult to pin down.