Showtime Network’s president David Nevins, today announced the return of Twin Peaks, as a limited series.
That gum you like is going to come back in style! A pair of cryptic tweets released by David Lynch and Mark Frost last Friday sent fans of the original series into a frenzy of rumor and speculation.
After it’s cancellation in 1991, the ABC series went on to have an original film Twin Peaks: Fire walk with me (prequel/sequel/epilogue) released in ’92, but many of the series unanswered questions were still left in the air.
This announcement will see the series pick up from the major cliffhangers we were left with after the season 2 finale.
Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his roll as FBI Agent Dale Cooper and to eerily coincide with the haunting message left to Dale by murdered teen Laura Palmer “I will see you again in 25 years”, the story will pick up 25 years after the series cancellation in 1991.
From the official press release..
Dig into some cherry pie and rejoice! Today, Showtime announced that the critically-acclaimed Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning series TWIN PEAKS will return as a limited series. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series. Four-time Oscar nominee David Lynch will direct every episode. TWIN PEAKS will go into production 2015 to air on the network in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the program last aired. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base.
With David Lynch returning to the director’s chair, as well as co-writing and producing with Mark Frost, excitement levels are in orbit. The nine episode limited series will see the return of Kyle MacLachlan, word on other returning cast members should come over the next few weeks.