Oh Lordy. Twin Peaks fans have been through the (Packard Saw) mill recently. They (and you can count me in with the ‘theys’) jumped for joy when it was announced that David Lynch and Mark Frost would be back to collaborate on a new series of the cult classic, to be made by US cable network Showtime. Then Lynch pulled out because of a contract dispute; then he was in again. In, out, shake it all about. Just when you thought things were back on track, something else happens.
The website Flavorwire quotes a Twin Peaks fansite who, in turn, have quoted co-creator Mark Frost in a recent interview. In it he says this:
We had 32 hours back in 1991-92, and with my partner David Lynch we kind of blew open that genre of the nighttime soap and took it in a whole other direction… A lot of people always look back at ‘Twin Peaks’ and say that was the start of this explosion we’ve had in good television drama, but we did it in a time when there were still only three networks. The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We’re coming back with season three of ‘Twin Peaks’ after a 25-year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.
At the time of writing this has not been confirmed by Showtime, but this has been widely reported by news outlets.
At least it’s still happening, which is more than could be said when Lynch did a runner a few months ago.
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