David Lynch to be the Sole Director of ‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3

By August 12, 2015

If you’ve been following the odyssey of Showtime’s planned revival of the supernatural mystery series “Twin Peaks,” then you’ve likely been taken on a roller coaster. First, it was happening with David Lynch onboard. Then, Lynch drops out due to a budgetary dispute with the network. Later, Lynch jumped back on, and now, we’re waiting for any other bits of information to come out about the project. Now, we know who will be directing every episode of the new season: Davd Lynch.

In a new piece at Collider, Showtime head David Nevins has provided a few new details on the forthcoming episodes of “Twin Peaks,” and stated that Lynch will be the sole director for every new episode of the series that Showtime produces. He said,

I never had any doubts we were going to get him back. This was a huge priority project to me. It became clear that it was going to take more than nine episodes, which was the originally planned for and budgeted length of the series. I really wanted to get David to direct the whole thing, and he wanted to direct the whole thing. We had to work out the details.

While Nevins was tight-lipped about exactly how many episodes the new season will be, he did express that fans should be “optimistic” about the return of many other personalities that made the first iteration of the series so memorable for so many people. He also added that with the return of a lot of familiar faces will come a few surprises, as well. As for when the show can be expected to actually begin airing on the network, that was left a little more ambiguous.

I’m hoping we make 2016. It’s not clear. It’s ultimately going to be in their control. They’re going to shoot the whole thing and then they’ll start posting… but I’m hoping sooner rather than later.

For more on the revival of “Twin Peaks” as it continues to take shape, be sure to keep an eye on GeekNation for any new developments.

Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.