'Twin Peaks' Revival Pushed Back to 2017

CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves has officially announced that the new 'Twin Peaks' series will arrive in 2017.

AceShowbiz - "Twin Peaks" fans have to wait a little longer to see the return of Kyle MacLachlan's Dale Cooper. CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said on Tuesday, November 3 during the company's third-quarter earnings conference call that the revival would premiere sometime in 2017 on Showtime.

The limited series was originally planned to arrive in 2016, twenty-five years after the end of the original ABC series. The new series faced a setback earlier this year when series creator David Lynch dropped out of the project due to budget issues and the number of episodes to be produced. They eventually agreed to nine episodes, all to be directed by Lynch.

Moonves expected that the "Twin Peaks" revival would drive subscriptions of Showtime's newly launched standalone broadband offering.

Showtime chief David Nevins said earlier this year that production on the new series was slated to begin in September for a late 2016 premiere. However, he added that there's no pressure on Lynch. "I'll take it when it's ready," he said, "I hope that's sooner rather than later."

Besides MacLachlan who will be back as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, original stars Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbook and Sherilyn Fenn will reprise their respective roles. The show has also tapped new cast members, namely Amanda Seyfried and Balthazar Getty.

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