It was all teed up so perfectly. All those years ago during the series finale, Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) whispered “I’ll see you again in 25 years” in the Red Room, which would have aligned quite neatly with Showtime’s Twin Peaks follow-up. Initially pegged for a premiere in 2016 – yes, 25 years after the beloved murder mystery bowed out – Deadline has word that the series has now been postponed into 2017.
CBS’ Leslie Moonves made the formal announcement during an earnings call just yesterday, pushing David Lynch’s anticipated revival by an extra year. Then again, it’s worth keeping in mind that, upon confirming a new set of episodes, Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost had been tentatively targeting launching in 2016, though considering that filming began in September, extending the production window was nigh on essential.
Indeed, this should come as no surprise for those who have kept track of Twin Peaks‘ meandering journey back to the small screen, with Frost noting a few months back that both Showtime and Lynch – who has complete creative control over the revival – had one eye set on 2017.
“The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did last time. We’re coming back with season three of Twin Peaks after a 25 year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime in 2017.”
Lynch and Frost aren’t the only familiar faces making the return trip for Showtime’s all-new Twin Peaks series; Kyle MacLachlan is locked to reprise his role as Dale Cooper, with a number of the original cast also set to appear. In terms of newcomers, the network will welcome Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Knepper, Balthazar Getty and Amanda Seyfried to the fray in 2017.