It’s long been rumored, and it’s finally happening: David Lynch’s series “Twin Peaks,” which went off the air in 1991 after just two seasons, is returning to television. It’ll be a nine-episode limited series on Showtime, to air in 2016 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series ending. Original creators Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce every episode, with Lynch directing every episode.
Other than those facts, details are, in typically Lynchian fashion, murky. Kyle MacLachlan is rumored to be reprising his role as the coffee-loving FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. (Asked about the rumored return of the series during his visit to SIFF last year, MacLachlan said he didn’t know anything about it but that it would be “a lot of fun.”) Frost, in an interview with Deadline.com, confirmed that the series will indeed be called “Twin Peaks” and “It’s safe to say that things will happen in Twin Peaks that you’ll see.” He and Lynch have, he said, been discussing the third season since 2007. As to what the plot might contain, well . . .
DEADLINE: The original series ended with a cliffhanger. Will we find out what happened to Agent Cooper in the woods?
FROST: One of the things we always did when talking about the series is, we didn’t tell people what to think about it or say that there was one definite way to interpret anything. We always felt it was best to let the story speak for itself and also let the intelligence of the viewer contribute to what they thought was going on. So I never like to answer questions too specifically, David is sort of the same way. Having said that, I think there will be a lot of things that people have wanted to know over the years that if they pay close attention, they are going to be satisfied.
It doesn’t appear that anything has been announced regarding when and where filming will take place; more details will surely fall into place later. In the meantime, here’s the official teaser: