David Lynch is helming the new Twin Peaks revival on Showtime. He recently took part in a small Q&A session about the show and was asked what we the viewer should expect from it.
“I see it as a film, and a film in parts is what people will experience. It was a joyful experience. This word ‘expect’ is a magical word.
“I love this world of Twin Peaks. I often thought about what might be happening. It was Mark [Frost, co-creator] who contacted me, many years ago now, and asked if I wanted to go back into that world. We met at [Hollywood bar and grill] Musso & Frank and talked. And that’s what got us going again for this one.”
The season has been set only for 2017 as Showtime has previously said that further episodes won’t happen. However Lynch was asked about that fact and had this to say: “Before I said I wasn’t going to revisit it, and I did. You never say no. But right now there’s no plan for anything more.”
“What killed ‘Twin Peaks’ originally — who killed Laura Palmer? — was a question that we did not ever really want to answer,” Lynch said. “That Laura Palmer mystery was the goose that laid these little golden eggs. And then at a certain point, we were told we needed to wrap that up and after that, [the show] never really picked up.”
The hinting of a future is there but the likelihood is far from unknown. The return of Twins Peaks was a welcoming sign but it has been 25 years since the last season aired. With Showtime stating that there may not be any more episodes even before the release of it, there is a chance we may have to wait a while for season four. Let’s hope not another 25 years though.
The Twin Peaks reboot will return to our screens on 21st May 2017.
Kyle MacLachlan reprises his role as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. TWIN PEAKS, the 18-part limited event series will debut with a two-part premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9PM ET/PT. Immediately following the premiere, SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to the third and fourth parts, exclusively across the SHOWTIME streaming service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME® and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®. In its second week, TWIN PEAKS will air the third and fourth parts back-to-back on the linear network, starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by one-hour parts in subsequent weeks.