Artist David Lynch to Resurrect Surrealist TV Drama Twin Peaks
The Internet is abuzz today with news of the resurrection of David Lynch’s critically acclaimed cult hit Twin Peaks. After several cryptic tweets referencing various inside jokes from the show, Lynch finally shared a video announcing that he and executive producer Mark Frost would be paying the quaint, mysterious town of Twin Peaks a 25th anniversary visit, just as Laura Palmer herself predicted.
“Dear Twitter Friends…it is happening again,” the artist and auteur wrote—currently enjoying a major solo exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts—followed by the soon-to-be-trending hashtag #damngoodcoffee.
According to Variety, Lynch and Frost have already begun work on scripts for nine episodes set to air on Showtime in early 2016, which will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the show’s unfortunate demise after just two seasons on ABC in 1990 and 1991.
While the new episodes will pick up story lines established in the final season, Frost emphasized that the show will not be a remake, but will instead reflect the passage of time, à la Netflix’s famed Arrested Development reboot. As part of the deal, Showtime will rerun episodes from the original series’ first two seasons leading up to the premiere, much to the delight of binge-watchers everywhere. While there has been no information released regarding casting, our fingers are crossed that leading man and coffee lover Kyle MacLachlan will sign on, along with the rest of the original cast.
Credited with being a forerunner of today’s quirky, plot-driven serialized dramas, aspects of the show that led to its cancellation in the early 90’s are now pillars of today’s cable mainstays. This realization led Lynch and Frost to consider reviving the weird world. “I always felt that in Twin Peaks we were more or less filming a novel—drilling down to a level of detail you weren’t used to seeing in network storytelling,” Frost said. “Over the years a lot of people have credited us with inspiring them to think differently in how to tell stories.”
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