If you’re still a fan of the super weird murder mystery ‘Twin Peaks,’ then you’re in for an early Halloween treat. It was officially announced on Monday that the cult television show would be returning to TVf or a limited series run.
Co-creators David Lynchand Mark Frostteased the surprised announcement on Twitter last week, and now we know that they will write and produce new episodes, with Lynch directing, for Showtime, set to air 2016. The network will also air the first two seasons in advance of the new new season. Set in present day Twin Peaks, new episodes will hopefully answer fan questions and give a satisfying conclusion to story lines set up for a third season that never happened.
“Twenty-five years later, we have a chance to revisit it, and we’re hoping it’s an equally cool, pardon the expression, peak experience for everyone,” Frost says.
When it originally aired on ABC in the early 90s, the show wasn’t a ratings hit, but the big whodunit of “Who Killed Laura Palmer” coupled with strange and scary characters intrigued viewers as much as it left them confused. With new episodes being put together, you have to wonder how many of the original characters we’re going see. Kyle MacLachlanaka FBI Agent Dale Cooper is game, of course.
I think the influence of the show can be felt, at least indirectly, in stylized and moody series like ‘True Detective‘and ‘American Horror Story.’With a whole new audience to gain, and the popularity of such shows, ‘Twin Peaks‘ could finally become the hit it was meant to be. We have two years to wait, so we should probably stock up on pie now.
Nine Inch Nails and David Lynch are a match made in Disturbing Heaven. Trent Reznor tapped the director for NIN’s first video in 5 years, and it’s a glorious mix of surreal and eerie. A shaking Rez appears throughout among images of lightning bolts and what looks like something out of Lynch’s ‘Eraserhead.’ Nightmare-fuel indeed. The video does feature lots of flashing lights, so heed the warning.
WARNING: This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
This is the first time Reznor and Lynch have worked together since Trent produced the soundtrack for 1997’s ‘Lost Highway.’ Makes me wonder if he’ll be working with another one of our favorite directors anytime soon. “Came Back Haunted” is the first single from ‘Hesitation Marks,’ which will be released on September 3. The album is produced by some familiar NIN collaborators, Alan Moulder and Atticus Ross and also features a surprising guest in Fleetwood Mac‘s Lindsey Buckingham.
1. “The Eater of Dreams” 2. “Copy of A” 3. “Came Back Haunted” 4. “Find My Way” 5. “All Time Low” 6. “Disappointed” 7. “Everything” 8. “Satellite” 9. “Various Methods of Escape” 10. “Running” 11. “I Would for You” 12. “In Two” 13. “While I’m Still Here” 14. “Black Noise”
Nine Inch Nails will be hit a number of festivals this Summer, starting with the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan on July 26, Lollapalooza on August 2 and the Reading Festival on August 25. Their fall Tension Tour kicks off on September 28 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
I’m not an expert on the works of David Lynch, but I’ve seen (read: endured, tortured myself, fell asleep during, was riveted by, had nightmares about, fell in love with certain characters, almost vomited during, and now have an un-natural fear of owls because of) many of his films, as well as the beloved TV show, Twin Peaks. (Oh, Audrey Horne, you minx.)
David Lynch, the visionary director of Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive and my favorite film by Mr. Lynch, The Elephant Man is celebrating his 66th birthday today. (If you haven’t seen this beautiful film, you must. You MUST.)
Thank goodness for the YouTube. I found a wonderful piece that masterfully encompasses all that IS David Lynch and his work and vision.
What is your favorite David Lynch piece of work? It was your least favorite? If nothing else, Mr. Lynch will get inside your psyche in a very visceral manner…whether it’s with disgust or sheer beauty–or both.
Let’s discuss, shall we?
p.s. I can do a spot-on imitation of the “baby” from Eraserhead. Ask Patrick. It totally freaks him right out…which means I’ll do it just to torture him. Heh.