Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Shooting in September, Could Premiere in 2016
Production on Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival has proven almost as much of a mystery as the series itself, first losing, then regaining David Lynch, with some rumors putting an episode count as high as 18. Now, Showtime at least confirms production due to begin, offering other insight on its premiere and episode order.
Speaking at the TCA press tour panel, Showtime boss David Nevins would only clarify so much of Twin Peaks‘ future, specifically that the series would begin filming sometime in September. Its original announcement listed a 2016 premiere, though David Lynch’s brief absence seemingly pushed that back to 2017, while Nevins could only offer “I’ll take it when they’re ready.”
On the plus side at least, while Nevins wouldn’t confirm the gargantuan (and in our opinion, unwieldy) 18 episodes, the Showtime boss suggested it would likely prove at least longer than nine hours. We can also expect a number of returning stars, though only Kyle MacLachlan remains confirmed.
When last we heard, David Lynch and Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost had completed work on the scripts, with Lynch confirmed to direct all episodes of the revival series. Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbrook and Sherilyn Fenn have all at least been approached to return, though again, Showtime has yet to make any official announcements.
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’ll hopefully learn more in the coming weeks, but how should the Twin Peaks revival finally shake out?
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