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 Lynch and Mark Frost teased 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 MacLachlan aka 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.