AceShowbiz - It's official; "Twin Peaks" is revived on Showtime as a limited event. Following creators David Lynch and Mark Frost's cryptic messages a few days ago, the cable channel announced on Monday, October 6 that the cult favorite would return for a nine-episode run in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the program last aired on ABC.
"What more can I say - TWIN PEAKS with David Lynch and Mark Frost on SHOWTIME in 2016!" said David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. "To quote Agent Cooper, 'I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.' "
Lynch and Frost added, "The mysterious and special world of 'Twin Peaks' is pulling us back. We're very excited. May the forest be with you." Lynch will direct every episode when the production begins in 2015.
The new "Twin Peaks" is set in the present day and is promised to "continue the lore of the original series." Showtime will re-air the first two seasons before the new episodes air in 2016.
There's no word on whether the original cast will return, but Frost is open to Kyle MacLachlan's participation. "We're very mindful of his participation and hopeful we'll have some news about that sooner rather than later," he said. The actor himself has hinted as his possible return as tweeting, "Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit :-) #Twinpeaks."
The new "Twin Peaks" won't be a reboot, but a continuation to the 1990 TV series. Keeping his lips sealed about details of the new episodes, Frost said, "Those who want to see old faces, and those would like to see new faces, none of them will be disappointed. It's far too early to talk specifics about people. We're not at that stage in the process."
On how he and Lynch came up with the idea of the "Twin Peaks" revival, Frost shared, "David and I stayed in touch and remained closed friends throughout all these years. It was about three years ago this summer we were having lunch at [famed Hollywood eatery] Musso & Frank, where we often used to go. And we were just kicking stuff around and we started getting some ideas in our heads about 'Twin Peaks'. Suddenly, it felt like a place we wanted to visit again. And that was the kickoff."
Asked if the new episodes would revolve around new mystery, he told TVLine, "If I told you that I would have to give the Kill command to the Predator drones that are circling your house now. And that wouldn't be cool."
The original series that ran for two seasons from 1990 to 1991 on ABC follows an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (MacLachlan) into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). Though it received critical acclaims, the show was never a ratings success as many believe that the show was ahead of its time.
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