‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Pushed to 2017

By July 9, 2015

Although the revival of the beloved show recently got the involvement of David Lynch back, there’s some sad news to share for fans hoping to see the new episodes next year.

According to Variety, the planned revival of “Twin Peaks” on Showtime has been pushed from a 2016 debut to one in 2017. Last month while at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, co-creator Mark Frost told people,

A lot of people always look back at ‘Twin Peaks’ and say that was the start of this explosion we’ve had in good television drama, but we did it in a time when there were still only three networks. The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We’re coming back with season three of ‘Twin Peaks’ after a 25-year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.

After facing an uncertain future due to Lynch’s departure over a budgetary dispute with Showtime, word came down in May that Lynch was back aboard the revival of his quirky but well-regarded series. The original “Twin Peaks” aired 30 episodes on CBS from 1990-1991, as well as a feature film that premiered at Cannes in 1992 that expanded on the events of the show. Some kind of continuation has been in the works at least since 2007, with first thoughts revolving around continuing the series in graphic novel form, before it was decided that new episodes would be produced. The revival was announced in 2014.

The “Twin Peaks” revival will reportedly consist of 18 new episodes, and will start production this September. For more on “Twin Peaks” as it develops, keep it locked on GeekNation.

Chris Clow
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