One of the biggest news stories to come out of Tinseltown last year – aside from The Interview shenanigans – was word that Showtime were bringing back David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks for a third season. Talk on the limited series quietened down during 2014’s latter months, but today Kyle MacLachlan emerged during the network’s stint at the Television Critics Association’s press tour – with his infamous cup of coffee in hand.
That’s right folks, the chatty, cherry-pie lovin’, coffee drinkin’ FBI Agent is headed back to the town of Twin Peaks! Addressing the crowd, the actor said “I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you.” To help spread the news, Lynch took to his Twitter and issued a celebratory Tweet in MacLachlan’s honour:
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015
Storywise, this nine-episode limited series will pick up twenty years after the events of Twin Peaks‘ final season. With MacLachlan back in the saddle, we can hope that a chunk of the show’s starring cast will sign on to reprise their parts. One thing’s for certain, original creators Lynch and Frost are producing and writing every episode together. Their reunion is expected to finally put to rest many unanswered questions fans have had since the show went off the air. Bringing his artistic eye to proceedings, Lynch will also take up residence in the director’s chair for the entire run.
Cameras are expected to roll sometime this year, with an estimated release date pencilled in for 2016. This debut will deliberately coincide with the show’s quarter-century anniversary in a spooky echo previously spoken by Laura Palmer in the show’s last ever episode “I’ll see you again in 25 years.”
Tell us, do you think Laura will make an appearance in Twin Peaks again? Or is that too Lynch even for Lynch?