Dale Cooper is definitely giving his thumbs up to David Lynch, as the director and Twin Peaks co-creator will be directing the entirety of the new season – with the possibility of the show airing in 2016, rather than 2017.
The news broke at the TCA Showtime panel today (11 August), where Lynch confirmed that he is set to direct every episode of the new series. This will be Lynch’s first major work since his 2007 film, Inland Empire.
Head executive of Showtime David Nevins announced that production will begin this September, adding: “You should be optimistic that the people you want will be there, and then there will be some surprises in addition. I’m hoping we make 2016. It’s not clear. It’s ultimately going to be in their control. They’re going to shoot the whole thing and then they’ll start posting…but I’m hoping sooner rather than later.”
The return of Twin Peaks is another welcome addition to the current revival of classic 90s cult shows, with it’s somewhat spooky counterpart The X-Files premiering it’s new season in January of next year.
If you have yet to see Twin Peaks, watch a trailer for the first series below.