‘Twin Peaks’ Revisited: Showtime Announces Cult Series’ Comeback After 25-Year Hiatus

Oct 6, 2014 at 1:56 pm |
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LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2014 (AFP) – Warm up the coffee and break out the cherry pie: Twin Peaks, the Golden Globe-winning cult 1990s television series from David Lynch, is making a comeback.

“Dear Twitter friends… it is happening again,” Lynch tweeted on Monday with a trailer showing dead heroine Laura Palmer, the “Welcome to Twin Peaks” sign, the Showtime logo and the date 2016.

Showtime announced in a statement that the series–the tale of a small-town murder in quirky Twin Peaks, and the even quirkier FBI agent investigating it–will return as a limited series in 2016, 25 years after the show’s last airing.

Series creators Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes, set in the present, and the show will offer “long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base,” Showtime said.

Lynch–an Oscar nominee whose feature films include Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive–will direct all nine episodes, it added.

“The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back,” Lynch and Frost–who set TV blogs ablaze with cryptic tweets about the project on Friday–said in the statement.

“We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”

No cast information was provided. Original cast members include Kyle MacLachlan (as FBI Agent Dale Cooper), Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle and Joan Chen.

Before the new episodes air, Showtime will rebroadcast the original two seasons of the show, which were first shown on ABC in 1990 and 1991, generating fan buzz due to the show’s offbeat style.

The series also led to a feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

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