David Lynch Back on ‘Twin Peaks’ Showtime Revival With Expanded Order
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.
Lynch himself tweeted the news, following weeks of uncertainty stemming from his apparent concern with Showtime’s budget. The network expressed a possibility of continuing on without Lynch, but alas, all seems well for Dale Cooper’s long-awaited return.
Showtime too confirmed the news, adding additional episodes to the nine originally announced:
This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever. Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Pre production starts now!
When last we heard, Lynch and Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost had completed work on the scripts, with Lynch confirmed to direct all nine episodes of the revival series. The new iteration will also pick up 25 years after the Season 2 finale in 1991, which saw MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper in…well, desperate need of some fine coffee.
The original Twin Peaks saw Agent Dale Cooper (returning Kyle MacLachlan) 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. Thus far, only MacLachlan has been confirmed to return, though Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbrook and Sherilyn Fenn had at least been approached.
We don’t yet know what, if any other changes Lynch’s return will entail for Showtime’s vision, but who cares? If we’re to have any new Twin Peaks at all, it needed to be with Lynch.
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