‘Twin Peaks’ Returning to TV as Limited Series for Showtime

By October 6, 2014
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I’ve never seen “Twin Peaks.” I know, I know – I need to get on that. But nobody has seen everything, and this is one of those shows that’s just slipped through the cracks for me. I plan on checking it out one day, and now I have a good reason to get around to watching it: Showtime has announced that the network is reviving the show for a limited series run in 2016. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes, and Lynch will direct all of the episodes himself.

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.

Frost spoke with Deadline and gave an idea of whether some of the big lingering questions from the show’s first two seasons would be answered:

One of the things we always did when talking about the series is, we didn’t tell people what to think about it or say that there was one definite way to interpret anything. We always felt it was best to let the story speak for itself and also let the intelligence of the viewer contribute to what they thought was going on. So I never like to answer questions too specifically, David is sort of the same way. Having said that, I think there will be a lot of things that people have wanted to know over the years that if they pay close attention, they are going to be satisfied.

I know enough about “Twin Peaks” to know that it was one of those pioneer shows that loosened people up to the idea of long-form mythology being played out on a TV series, laying the groundwork for shows like “The X-Files” and “Lost” to explore big mysteries over years on the small screen. Lynch’s films are totally bonkers (often in a great way), and the idea of having him join the ranks of helmers like Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”), Steven Soderbergh (“The Knick”), and David Fincher (“Utopia”) in the emerging club of filmmakers heading to television to tell stories over the course of a full season is very exciting.

Have you seen the previous episodes of the show? What do you think about a revival 25 years after the show last aired?

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