As inherent to Twin Peaks’ success as the central mystery of Laura Palmer was, there’s no arguing that the original ABC series ran amid a much less spoiler-phobic culture. Now that Showtime’s revival has begun setting up shop however, creator David Lynch has asked that fans avoid observing production, or any possible Twin Peaks spoilers therein.

Over the past few weeks, sites like Twin Peaks Archive have observed filming in North Bend, Washington, particularly as production returned a number of landmarks to their original Twin Peaks appearance in preparation for filming. Most of it seems harmless, as on-set spoilers go, mostly locations and a few familiar faces, though David Lynch apparently expressed his irritation with the process, asking that all spoilers stay under wraps.

Says Twin Peaks Archive:

All things must pass. Whilst up in Washington watching the filming of the new Twin Peaks, we heard through the grapevine that David Lynch was unpleased that fans were taking photos of the filming and uploading them to various sites on the internet. Even though everyone I witnessed was being courteous and staying on public sidewalks etc, apparently this was just too much for Lynch.

So, we decided to abide by Mr. Lynch’s wishes. We will post stills of the filming process once the final episode of the series airs. I know many of you are disappointed by this, but hey, it is what it is.

Co-creator Mark Frost corroborated both gratitude and Lynch’s wishes over Twitter:

When last we heard, David Lynch and Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost completed work on the scripts, with Lynch confirmed to direct all episodes of the revival series, however many that turns out to be. Thus far, only Kyle MacLachlan has been confirmed to return, though Twin Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti and stars Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee, among others, have all been heavily rumored.

The original Twin Peaks saw Agent Dale Cooper arriving in the titular town to investigate the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer, only to find the mystery ran far deeper than he could ever expect, with a touch of the supernatural. The new iteration will pick up 25 years after the Season 2 finale in 1991, which saw MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper in a Black Lodge limbo.

We’d doubt if everyone proves so gracious about David Lynch’s efforts to keep Twin Peaks under wraps, but how long before major characters start popping up on the sleepy Washington set?

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