Showtime ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Officially Pushed to 2017
Showtime’s forthcoming Twin Peaks revival has been through a few notable ups and downs since its announcement, nearly losing creator David Lynch, then potentially doubling in size, and all with an uncertain premiere date. Now, despite Showtime’s past optimism for 2016, it looks like that damn fine cup of coffee will have to wait until 2017.
CBS head Les Moonves seemingly confirmed the delay in a conference call with reporters, stating in little uncertain terms that fresh Twin Peaks wouldn’t brew until 2017. Previously, Showtime boss David Nevins had expressed optimism that we might see the first of its revival in 2016, though he acknowledged the potential for a later premiere.
David Lynch and Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost wrote the scripts, with Lynch confirmed to direct all episodes of the revival series. Thus far, only Kyle MacLachlan has been officially confirmed to return, though Twin Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti and stars Madchen Amick and Sherilyn Fenn have all been heavily rumored, along with new additions Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Forster, Peter Sarsgaard, Robert Knepper, Amanda Seyfried and Balthazar Getty.
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.
Showtime has yet to set an official Twin Peaks premiere, but might get more specific after Moonves’ words. When should we hope to find out “How’s Annie?”
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