Twin Peaks to Return on Showtime
It’s official. A new limited series run of the 90s cult series Twin Peaks will be airing on Showtime in 2016, 25 years after the original series ended its run on ABC.
Not many details about the new season have been revealed just yet, but it has been confirmed that all nine episodes will be written and produced by original show-runners David Lynch and Mark Frost, with Lynch directing every episode as well. The new season will also be set in the present-day after the events of both seasons and Fire Walk With Me. So far the cast has yet to be announced, but rumors are circulating that Kyle Maclachlan will be returning to the show.
“To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange,’” said David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks.
Wonderful and strange, indeed. By bringing Twin Peaks to a premium channel like Showtime, Lynch and Frost will no longer have to worry about the censorship that comes along with a prime time slot on a major network. It looks like we’re in for some pure, unadultured Lynch at his strangest and creepiest.
I’m excited to see how the show benefits from a third season. Season one of Twin Peaks is one of my favorite things to ever grace television screens, but season two was plagued by incessant executive meddling and left lots of die-hard fans dissatisfied. I’m interested to see how Lynch and Frost will bring things to a conclusion that both they and the fans will approve of.
You can watch the official announcement video here:
Also, I’m really digging the trend of cult favorites returning on to premium networks and streaming services, like Arrested Development’s move to Netflix or the crowd-funded Veronica Mars movies. Which too-good-to-last series would you like to see make a comeback? I’m personally hoping to one day see a Freaks & Geeks high school reunion of some sort.