Well this is not great news. After months of excitement over the prospect of a Twin Peaks revival series with original creator David Lynch, it seems as though negotiations have fallen apart. What was once a promising development that would put Lynch back behind the camera for the first time in years has now become a disappointment, as Lynch has departed the project.
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 shocked us all with the announcement that ‘Twin Peaks’ would return as a series in 2016 under creator David Lynch, though predictably few details were available just yet. Now, the most burning question about the darkly surreal drama’s return has been answered, confirming Kyle MacLachlan’s reprisal of Dale Cooper.
A 'Twin Peaks' revival has been something of a long-running joke since the show's 1991 ABC cancellation, with rumors emerging of a return every so often for the last 25 years, but you may want to put down that damn good coffee. Showtime has officially confirmed that David Lynch will return us to 'Twin Peaks' in 2016 for new episodes, picking up where the cult series last left off in the early '90s.
While we anxiously await news of NBC's existing bubble series, the peacock network has officially begun handing out its pilot orders for 2013-2014. Jason Katims' 'About a Boy' remake featuring David Walton and Minnie Driver will go to series, as well as J.J. Abrams drama 'Believe,' Dermot Mulroney's 'Crisis' and 'Will and Grace' star Sean Hayes' new sitcom. Get the latest on NBC's new lineup inside!
Last week, we heard a surprising-if-unreliable rumor that David Lynch's legendary spookfest 'Twin Peaks' was being eyed for a revival on NBC, to either pick up where things left off on a season 2 cliffhanger, or bring the story into the modern day. The rumors of a 'Twin Peaks' revival seem largely to have been de-bunked, but has the rumor now inspiried actual development from NBC? New 'Twin Peaks' scoop inside!
Once upon a time, Agent Dale Cooper investigated the paranormal goings-on of a sleepy suburban town, and coffee and fire-walking were the water-cooler chats that got TV fans going. We're talking of course of the legendary 'Twin Peaks,' which some years ago went down in TV history for its shockingly bizarre, and tragically-truncated series finale. Now, rumblings that series creator and eccentric director David Lynch might be working on a 'Twin Peaks' revival for NBC, but is there any truth to the rumors?