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article image‘Twin Peaks’ returns to TV with David Lynch directing

By Sarah Gopaul     Oct 6, 2014 in Entertainment
‘Twin Peaks’ co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost confirm the cult TV show will return in 2016 for a nine-episode limited series.
Just a little more than two months after the release of the very attractive Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Blu-ray box set, fans discovered they will finally get to return to Twin Peaks in time for the television series’ 25th anniversary. The new limited series from original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will air on Showtime.
Both men hinted at the revival on Friday when they tweeted simultaneously at 11:30 a.m.: “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style. #damngoodcoffee.” The hashtag refers to a phrase often used by Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper on the show and the time stamp is the same as the moment Cooper arrived in the town of Twin Peaks to investigate the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. The rumours were confirmed at 11:30 a.m. today with another synchronized tweet: “Dear Twitter Friends… it is happening again. #damngoodcoffee.” The link is to the above announcement video, officially and cryptically broadcasting the return.
Lynch and Frost will write and produce all nine episodes, with Lynch set to direct the entire series. The new season will be set in present day, more than two decades after the events in the first two seasons. With the many loose ends and sudden termination of the series in 1991, fans may at last be provided long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion to the beloved cult TV show.
“For those followers of the show who felt bereft when the show ended where it did all those years ago are going to like where it goes from here,” Frost told Variety. “And we hope that a lot of people who haven’t been to Twin Peaks yet are going to be equally interested in where the story goes from where we left off.”
It’s unclear which actors will return from the original series, but it’s believed MacLachlan will likely reprise his role as the central character. The series will go into production in 2015 and premiere on Showtime in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of the show’s finale. As part of the deal, the channel will also rerun episodes from the first two seasons leading up to the premiere.
The original series followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who are stunned after the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. Agent Cooper is welcomed by the sheriff, but his investigation causes an eerie chain of events with cataclysmic results felt across the entire town.
In a statement issued by Showtime, Lynch and Frost remarked: “The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”
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