Twin Peaks is not only returning as a limited series, it’s also returning with David Lynch co-writing, producing, and directing the new episodes. Showtime made the announcement today (complete with a one-minute video) and confirmed Lynch’s return to the world he created with Mark Frost. Frost is also back and will be co-writing the nine episodes of the series.
Fans of Twin Peaks can expect to see the new episodes in 2016, timed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show’s last episode. And for those who need a refresher course, Showtime’s planning on airing the first two seasons prior to premiering the nine episode limited series.
“What more can I say – TWIN PEAKS with David Lynch and Mark Frost on SHOWTIME in 2016!” said David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc.. “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.'”
“The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you,” added Lynch and Frost.
Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, Twin Peaks followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer is shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…
-By Rebecca Murray
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