The revival of David Lynch’s cult classic, Twin Peaks has been pushed back to 2017.
2015 has brought some serious doubts from the series’ creator, in terms of the comeback actually moving forward – with the director initially expressing that he was not going to direct the 18 episodes of the third season due to money constraints. Showtime and Lynch eventually came to an agreement however, which then led to Lynch returning to direct, announcing his comeback via a distinctly Lynchian-style tweet – which also acted as a reference to the show: “That gum you like is back in style.”
The latest complication to hit the revival is likely due to the recent extension of episodes from nine to eighteen – meaning that more time has to be allocated to be put into producing and filming the episodes. Instead of airing in 2016 as planned, the third season of Twin Peaks is now set to air sometime in 2017.
The series’ co-creator, Mark Frost confirmed this in a recent visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame:
“We had 32 hours back in 1991-92, and with my partner David Lynch, we kind of blew open that genre of the nighttime soap and took it in a whole other direction…A lot of people always look back at Twin Peaks and say that was the start of this explosion we’ve had in good television drama, and we did it in a time when there were still only three networks. The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We’re coming back with season three of Twin Peaks after a 25-year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.”
Twin Peaks originally ran for two seasons between 1990-1991, and followed an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent, Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) into the mysterious murder of a homecoming queen. The series also spawned a feature-length film in 1992, titled Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
Watch the announcement trailer for the revived series, below.