After almost a quarter century since it went off the air, fans of the 90’s cult series Twin Peaks received news that Showtime has revived the series for a limited nine-episode run with creators David Lynch and Mark Frost on board. Lynch and Frost will write and produce all nine episodes, with Lynch set to direct all nine episodes.
The show will serve as a third season and will be set in the modern day. Frost and Lynch are reportedly committed to providing long-awaited answers to the show’s cliffhangers. While there’s no word on which actors from the original series will return, Deadline reports that Kyle McLachlan will reprise his role as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. UDPATE: McLachlan confirmed his casting on his official Facebook page.
Lynch and Frost fueled speculation last Friday by tweeting “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee”. For those who don’t recall, “Damn good coffee” was a phrase expressed by Agent Cooper as he dined at the town’s cafe while eating a slice of pie. Today, they tweeted “Tween Peaks on Showtime” with a video announcement, confirming the revival.
The original premise of Twin Peaks followed an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (McLachlan) into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). The show was a critical success both nationally and internationally. Declining ratings led to ABC’s interference that the show identified Laura’s murderer midway through the show’s second season. After the revelation, the show’s ratings tanked and it was cancelled at the end of it’s second season, leaving devoted fans upset about the show ending on a cliffhanger.
In 1992, a film called Twin Peaks: Fire Walk In Me was released, directed by Lynch, who wrote the script along with Robert Engels. The film served as both prequel and an epilogue to the series. Fans reaction was mixed and it bombed at the U.S. Box Office.
Mark Frost did an Question & Answer interview with Deadline early this morning. The full interview can be found here.
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