Twin Peaks is considered by some to be some of the best television to ever be produced (if not the weirdest). Speculation began swirling about a return to TV last week when co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost both sent out cryptic messages via their Twitter accounts. Well that speculation has indeed proven to be true. The cult classic Twin Peaks is coming back and will be in production through 2015 and shown on Showtime in 2016, according to sources. There was also a video from SHOWTIME to announce the news:
The show, which ran for two seasons, centered on the investigation into a young girl’s (Laura Palmer) death. The series spawned a prequel movie but continuation of the story has been long rumored and never realized. Actor Ray Wise (who played Laura Palmer’s father) offered this recently:
They wouldn’t remake it. If anything was done, it would be 25 years later,” Wise said. “It would never be a remake of anything we already did. Maybe you just didn’t mean to use that word, I don’t know. A remake, no, but it would be something new and fresh. David always said the town of Twin Peaks is still there; it’s still going on whether we watch it or not. So, who knows what’ll happen in the future? It would be 25 years later, not anything remade
If you notice the repetition of the ’25 years’ in that quote, you might remember that Laura Palmer herself appeared to Agent Cooper (Kyle Maclachlan) in that incredibly bizarre backwards talking scene that she would see him in 25 years:
So are you excited about a return to Twin Peaks ? Or is it all about a cup of that damn fine coffee and a slice of pie?
Personally, I like the idea that Lynch will be a lot more free with his vision of this gritty disturbing world on Showtime as opposed to the artistically oppressive networks that he was forced into using back in the 90’s. This means even more bizzarre and oddly disruptive storytelling which made the first run of Twin Peaks so compelling to me. I know I’m looking forward to it.Source: Comicbook.com
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