Monday, 6 October 2014

Showtime reviving TWIN PEAKS for a nine-episode season

Monday, 6 October 2014

It's incredible news for fans of David Lynch and Mark Frost's seminal '90s TV drama TWIN PEAKS, because Showtime have announced they've commissioned a nine-episode revival of the famous murder-mystery show. It's rumoured that Lynch and Frost will write every episode, with Lynch directing every hour.

This news come hot-on-the-heels of cryptic tweets from both Lynch and Frost, which had many fans poised for this news:

And today, Lynch posted the above embedded video.

In a crazy act of self-prophecy, Twin Peaks actually ended its run with murder victim Laura Palmer telling FBI agent Dale Cooper "I will see you again in 25 years", which would mean Showtime's revival will debut in 2016. How awesome is that? Now, I wonder which citizens of Twin Peaks we'll be meeting again? A few have since died, but most of the core actors are still around, including Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, Ray Wise, Piper Laurie, Michael Ontkean, etc. (Update: TV Line have a great interview with Mark Frost which, amongst other things, confirms their intention to set the show 25-years later and use actors from the original run.)

This really is astonishingly great news, and I'm sure all Twin Peaks fans are currently pinching themselves. It's really happening!