When the announcement was made that new Twin Peaks would be coming back in 2016, I must admit I was hugely excited. One of THE series from my formative years, it was an extraordinary journey into the dark heart of small-town northwest America; a whodunit wrapped up in layer upon layer of disturbing surrealism. Twin Peaks saw Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) scour the town to find clues to find the killer of local sweetheart Laura Palmer, but it that was just the half of it – the town seemed to be a place where the subconscious seeped into the conscious world, and he conducted his investigation not only in the real world but the world of dreams, too. The good news is that things are beginning to shape up nicely for the return, nine-part series. And that’s damn fine coffee, right there.
Lest we forget, at the very end of the (too long) second series there was this little nugget from Laura Palmer herself.
I’ll see you again in 25 years. She wasn’t wrong.
Co-creator and writer, Mark Frost, Tweeted this yesterday:
This confirms Kyle MacLachlan’s return to the show, which is good news, but also news that I thought was a formality. Unless it was to be a new series with a completely new story, MacLachlan’s return as Agent Cooper was surely a given.
And, similarly, David Lynch’s involvement behind the lens was officially confirmed, too. Judging by his social media output around the time of the announcement this is hardly news – how can you have Twin Peaks without Lynch involved? – but this announcement confirms that Lynch will be directing all nine episodes.
A Showtime rep said Lynch and Frost were “very specific in promising closure, and that’s exciting.”
MacLachlan, meanwhile, had this to say about his confirmed return: “I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you.”
Best put the percolator on and warm up the cherry pie…