Iconic 90’s drama Twin Peaks set to make a return 25 years after it’s cancellation.
“I’ll see you again in 25 years”…it’s one of the final lines uttered by murdered schoolgirl Laura Palmer in the final scenes of 90’s drama Twin Peaks and in true Hollywood style, Laura looks set to make true on her words, with the show returning to our screens..
Returning as a limited series, a deal has been set that will see the return of the show screen on cable network Showtime with nine, one hour long episodes of the cult series which is being brought back to life by David Lynch and Mark Frost. And to be clear, this is not a reboot or re-imagining of the series but a continuation of the story-line 25 years later on.
“What more can I say — Twin Peaks with David Lynch and Mark Frost on Showtime in 2016!” said David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks. “To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.’”
Any talk of original cast members including Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn or Michael Ontkean have been halted while work on the script and production for a 2015 filming schedule begins.
The original siring of Twin Peaks followed an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer in the small eerie town of Twin Peaks. What made the show so iconic was not only the mystery of “Who killed Laura Palmer” but also director Lynch’s telling of small town folk living double lives, exposing the seedier and darker under-layers of the community.
Personally, while I was too young to watch the show when it originally aired, I did have the chance to scope out a few episodes a couple of years back, but was too distracted by seeing what Lara Flynn Boyle used to actually look like.
You can check out more on what Mark Frost has to say about the return here.