Cast your mind back to October of 2014, a time when the largely dormant Twin Peaks fanbase was sent into a collective tailspin upon hearing news that the cult classic would return via limited series.
Fast forward five months and change and the abrupt departure of series creator David Lynch threatened to throw a spanner in the works, after the prestigious filmmaker bowed out of the small-screen revival citing “complications.” That all came to a head in the weeks thereafter and, thankfully, Lynch was back on board.
Whether said complication proved to be a storm in a tea cup is something we’ll likely never know, but the one thing we do know for sure is that Twin Peaks is coming back in 2017 and, according to Ray Wise, is being aligned for a summer premiere over at Showtime.
Word comes by of the SDCC panel for Batman: The Killing Joke, where Wise – who portrayed Leland Palmer in the original series – began soliciting questions regarding Lynch’s long-awaited continuation. Though the network is yet to officially nail down a release timeline, Wise not only claimed that Twin Peaks would return in the summer but that David Lynch directed all 18 episodes.
The jury’s still out on that one, with Showtime yet to release any official statement at the time of writing, but we’ll keep you updated nonetheless.
On board with Wise are a host of familiar faces, including Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Mädchen Amick, X-Files stalwart David Duchovny, Michael Horse, Dana Ashbrook, Miguel Ferrer, Grace Zabriskie, Peggy Lipton, Everett McGill and David Lynch himself.
On the other end of the casting docket are the newbies: Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts – reuniting with her Mulholland Drive director – Ashley Judd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern, Ernie Hudson, Michael Cera, Trent Reznor, Jessica Szohr, Jane Levy, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Knepper, Jim Belushi, Tom Sizemore, Ethan Suplee, Balthazar Getty, Bailey Chase, David Koechner, and Larry Clarke. And…exhale.
Twin Peaks will reportedly make its long-anticipated return next summer. Are you stoked?