Social media is exploding with this story today, and rightly so: Twin Peaks, the series that inspired much of the great TV drama that we have enjoyed for decades, will return to the airwaves on Showtime in 2016.
Not to go into too many details, but this is something that has been in the works for some time. The key factor, as I understand it: The recently released blu-ray set of the complete series. If sales were mediocre, this wouldn’t have happened. Sales were not soft – in fact the set was on the top of Amazon’s home video charts for several weeks, even BEFORE its release.
David Lynch and Mark Frost, who created the show, has always owned the rights to the program. They could have done something with it before, but did not. The time was right – 25 years later, as Laura Palmer famously said in one of the show’s many dream sequences. Lynch and Frost will co-write the episodes, and Lynch will direct all 9 – the first time he has directed anything dramatic in quite a while.
The itch needed scratching. And now, it’s being scratched with vigor.
As you have seen if you follow my Twitter account, or read this site… I’m kinda of a fan. Have been since the show debuted. While others are cynical and concerned about this… I am not. I know the talent of these two men, and they have my full faith and confidence.
It will be… unique.
If you are interested in keeping up with the latest news, might I suggest visiting my site The Twin Peaks Gazette? It has weekly updates about the world of Twin Peaks, and the way things are going… I may have to start posting daily editions.
Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit 🙂 #Twinpeaks
— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) October 6, 2014