Director David Lynch sets return date for the cult 90s TV drama Twin Peaks; mourns the death of art-house cinema, and claims cable television is “the new arthouse”.
It’s the Eerie Indiana of adult television which has inspired so many great shows including the recently aired True Detective, and who better to confirm its release date, than the esoteric man himself, David Lynch.
Agent Cooper has sent a message to his HQ via dispatch confirming that he is “re-entering Twin Peaks,” …set the kettle to ‘boil’ folks.
During an interview with Radio 4’s Today, David Lynch announced that he was expecting to have the series ready in “a year and a half”. Not one for strategically working on any particular kind on schedule (see Erasurehead), this news is most promising indeed. Lynch quipped: “I know now I’m going to do nine episodes of Twin Peaks,” further elaborating that: “All these things now are top secret, [and] you’ll see some results in a year and a half I hope.”
American channel Showtime are producing the nine new episodes, which will be set 25 years after the end of the shows run back in 1991. The three-time Oscar nominee also expressed his sadness toward the changes in the film industry, stating: “The film business as you know has changed, …[and] the arthouses have gone. It’s a sad time for alternative cinema, but the new arthouse is cable television. Different kind of ideas, non-summer blockbuster-type films are ending up on cable television”.
If Lynch is hinting at more TV projects in the future then that if just fine-and-dandy with us.
Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style!
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) October 3, 2014
The cryptic tweets have also returned, having started when Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost initially got the green light from Showtime, with the hashtag #damngoodcoffee spreading throughout the twit-o-shere.
Who is looking forward to the shows return? Is this another tentative project that could taint the original series in the same vein as Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner 2 project?
Check out the the clip below featuring Lara Palmer (Sheryl Lee), which confirms the return of Twin Peaks 25 years after the original series ended.