The full nature of Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival remains somewhat unclear, even after David Lynch returned to the project, but one certainty remains a wealth of characters and now-famous stars eyed to return. A new report suggest The X-Files’ own David Duchovny will trade revivals for a Twin Peaks appearance as well, reprising his role as cross-dressing DEA agent Denise Bryson.
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Twin Peaks fans breathed a collective sigh of relief at news that Showtime had re-secured creator David Lynch for the 2016 revival, potentially even expanding the nine-episode order. Now, returning cast members claim that Showtime’s Twin Peaks return has grown to a whopping 18 episodes, and recreated one of its most famous locales to do it.
Like 25 years in the Black Lodge, Twin Peaks fans have been in limbo over the past month upon learning that creator David Lynch might walk away from the Showtime project. Now, Lynch confirms that the issues have been resolved for his return, putting Twin Peaks at peak weird for its 2016 return, with even more episodes to boot.
Summer is nearly upon us again, and with it Showtime trots out its Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan for a third year. Both will occupy their usual summer slots, but where Masters of Sex has added The Good Wife castoff Josh Charles for Season 3, Ray Donovan already has a bevy of new trailers, showcasing cast additions Katie Holmes and Deadwood alum Ian McShane.
Certainly one of Showtime’s more ambitious swings in years, horror mash-up Penny Dreadful will officially return for Season 2 on May 3, having been pushed back from an earlier April premiere. Hungry fans can get their fix right now however, as Showtime has placed the full Season 2 premiere online!
We might not miss him on Homeland, but Damian Lewis is officially staying within the Showtime family. The Emmy-winner will officially join Paul Giamatti, Sons of Anarchy star Maggie Siff and more for Showtime’s new finance drama Billions, given an official series order for 2016.
More and more cord-cutting seems to prove a viable option, especially now that HBO has made the leap to offer its own independent streaming-service, beginning with Apple this spring. Now, a new report suggests Apple will plan its own independent streaming platform for approximately 25 channels, due to become available this fall.
Apart from ending on a whimper, few would argue of Homeland’s fourth season that a rebooted focus on Carrie as an international intelligence officer revitalized the Emmy-winner out of its Brody boredom, but will the same hold true of Season 5? The Showtime drama’s producers are apparently planning a major time-jump for the next run, along with literal and figurative changes to Carrie’s landscape.
We weren’t terribly surprised to see ‘Twin Peaks’ star Kyle MacLachlan step onstage to bring Showtime president David Nevins a damn fine cup of coffee at the recent TCA panel, the prospect of Showtime’s 2016 revival seeming somewhat ludicrous without its former star. The same can’t necessarily be said of the supporting cast, though it seems Laura Palmer herself, Sheryl Lee may return along with Dana Ashbrook and Sherilyn Fenn.
Showtime fans were in for a world of good news today; not only will Dale Cooper lead the ‘Twin Peaks’ revival, but ‘Shameless’ will return for a sixth season! Not enough? Showtime’s ‘Happyish’ has been picked up to series, and will premiere as early as this April!