Every now and again a story comes out of the blue and even if, deep down, we doubt there’s much (if any) truth to it, we simply must run it because it’s so good. This is one of those stories…
According to the folks at Blastr, David Lynch is looking to visit Twin Peaks for a third season. Yes, you’ve read that right, twenty-two years after the series wrapped up.
David Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost’s series and movie was first introduced on ABC with an eight-episode first season and followed the seriously bizarre and macabre events in the small town of Twin Peaks after a school girl, Laura Palmer, was murdered. But by the time season two hit and Laura’s murder was solved, Lynch ramped up the bizarre and surreal aspects of the show and the critical praise season one enjoyed wasn’t to be found second time out. Then came the prequel movie Fire Walk With Me in 1992. But despite the critics falling out of love with the story, diehard fans adore it to this day and it is the poster child for cult hit.
Now however, Mark Frost has kicked off speculation of a return in a recent interview where he said that he and Lynch “talk about [returnin to Twin Peaks] from time to time,” and there’s a “rich trove to draw from”.
However, now it seems that Lynch may have been talking to NBC about the potential of a third season. Though there seems to be some confusion here because some reports say Lynch wants the series set shortly after the original run, while others say he wants time to have passed in Twin Peaks just as it has in the real world. There is also talk that the studio would be happier to have Lynch act as a producer or advisor because they are cautious of his overly bizarre story tendencies.
Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had the chance to get the inside scoop on the story. Turns out it’s a non-story: ‘Today at the TV critics press tour, I asked NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke to confirm or debunk the report.
‘I actually called every person [in NBC’s programming ranks]: [NBC chairman] Bob [Greenblatt] didn’t get a call or meet nor did the head of our drama division,” Salke said.
Sooooooooo… that’s the end of that, then. Isn’t it?