Twin Peaks marked a before-and-after moment in TV history: for the first time someone used film production values for TV, with perfect script, direction, acting, and cinematography. Laura Palmer's murder took over the world and, over time, it became a masterpiece. Now, we may be getting a new season.
That has always been the rumour among fans — but it never happened. Only a special Blu-ray edition — Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery— was released this summer to commemorate its anniversary. It included deleted scenes restored by co-creator and director David Lynch himself. Clearly, he got back into it.
Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost tweeted what may be a veiled announcement of a new Twin Peaks series coming up:
Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) October 3, 2014
Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style. #damngoodcoffee
— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) October 3, 2014
If you are fan, you know that both "That gum you like is going to come back in style", and "damn good coffee" are iconic quotes from the series.
So where I am getting at? The truth Harry. Because that's my job.
It looks to me like they are hinting that something is coming. Knowing that they just released the Blu-ray pack with great success and the current audience appetite for high quality television drama — exemplified by Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, or True Detective — it makes sense to see a comeback of the series that started the TV revolution. And it makes sense to see it happening somewhere like Netflix, where the Twin Peaks cult feels at home.
I sure hope it's true, Diane.