The debut of Showtime’s revival of Twin Peaks is getting closer, and that means (of course) we’re getting more marketing for it. The latest ad, titled “The Town of Twin Peaks” is simple enough, but in its 30 seconds offers an updated look at various bits of the fictional town.
They’re only quick glances, but we get to see the red room, the Sheriff’s Department, the diner, and a few other, familiar spots. It may not be much, but it definitely is enough to whet the appetites of fans of the series. This oft-delayed revival can’t come soon enough.
The third season of Twin Peaks premieres May 21st on Showtime.
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The revival of David Lynch’s classic, genre-defying series Twin Peaks on Showtime has been in the works for a couple of years. We’ve seen Lynch leave the project, come back to the project, and get its order extended from nine episodes to eighteen.
We originally expected the show to premiere sometime in 2016, but (if you haven’t looked at a calendar lately) that didn’t exactly happen. Those of us who have been waiting for more of the series (and a damn fine cup of coffee) have been held in suspense, not knowing the next time we’d meet Agent Cooper.
Well, the good news is Showtime has finallyannounced when the show will premiere – and that would be May 21st at 9:00PM EST. While it’s still several months away, it just feels soon now that there’s a concrete date.
And sooner is better than later when you’ve been waiting this long.
So it looks like the long awaited revival of Twin Peaks won’t make its intended 2016 air date. Variety is reporting that the show will likely be bumped to 2017 — although technically a late-2016 release isn’t impossible.
Although the revival has been in the works for over a year, the biggest obstacle is the much reported on issues between David Lynch and Showtime that happened earlier this year. The two may have kissed and made up, but it had an effect on the production schedule.
Most of the original cast is returning for the revived show, and many of us are pretty damned excited about it. I have to admit I only got around to watching the original two seasons of Twin Peaks in the last few years, but services like Hulu and Netflix streaming the show have certainly brought in more than one new fan.
Let’s just hope this new season is better than Fire Walk With Me.
Well, at least for now, the upswing just seems to keep going. Slashfilm is reporting that the third season has now been extended from nine episodes to eighteen.
Apparently the desire to do eighteen instead of just nine was the core issue in negotiations between Lynch and Showtime, as Lynch felt he couldn’t do the season right in the shorter number of episodes.
Twin Peaks begins filming this fall, and is expected to air sometime in 2016.
We’ve known for a while that Showtime was working on a revival of the 90s cult TV show Twin Peaks, and that both original series star Kyle MacLachlan and series creator David Lynch were on board.
Well, the latter? Not so much anymore.
A report from Business Insider stated that the project had been cancelled, but David Lynch took to the internet to clarify that he had merely left the project himself. A post appeared on the official David Lynch Facebook page:
Is the show still happening? Maybe. Showtime has since issued the following response (via Hitfix):
We were saddened to read David Lynch’s statement today since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points. SHOWTIME also loves the world of Twin Peaks and we continue to hold out hope that we can bring it back in all its glory with both of its extraordinary creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, at its helm.
Where this leaves the project is certainly confusing – Showtime seems hesitant to go forward without Lynch, but Lynch seems to be perfectly comfortable letting the project go on without him.