So, it looks like this won’t be the entire mystery. After a tease late last week, David Lynch and Mark Frost have officially announced that Twin Peaks will be returning to the airwaves, a quarter-century after the initial series aired. It’s reported that the limited series, consisting of nine episodes, will be airing on Showtime in early 2016, with every episode directed by Lynch.
Alongside Frost, Lynch will also be co-writing and producing with Deadline and Variety reporting that the story takes place in the present day, jumping more than two decades. Following the events that took place in the original two seasons, it is said to “reflect the passage of time since viewers last checked in with key characters.” As one might expect, Kyle MacLachlan is likely to return as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, and many other familiar faces (along with new ones) will show up.
“I’ve always said that Twin Peaks to me was like a novel we filmed every page of,” Frost tells TV Line. “So this is more like we found another volume of the saga, and now we want to bring that to life too.” While he was coy about giving too much away, he added that Fire Walk With Me is “definitely part of the mythology” and that they “hope that these episodes will give the fans everything they felt they hadn’t gotten the last time we left off.” As for perhaps more episodes beyond this newly announced run, he adds, “We’ve learned never to say never. Anything is a possibility.”
As we await details ahead of a production next year, join our elation that Lynch is getting back behind the camera (finally) and check out the teaser below. One can also read our feature on the recently released deleted scenes here.
For those now rightfully itching to rewatch the series, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery is available.
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