A New Series of Twin Peaks is on its Way

By Gerald Lynch on at

The 25 year wait is (apparently) over. After a pair of cryptic tweets from the show's co-creator's David Lynch and Mark Frost were posted over the weekend, Deadline is now reporting that a brand new series of cult TV show Twin Peaks is on its way.

According to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, both Lynch and Frost will return for a limited nine-episode series for Showtime, with filming beginning next year, ready to air in 2016 to mark the 25 anniversary of the conclusion of the show's first run. Lynch and Frost will write and produce all nine episodes, with Lynch taking the directors seat for every episode.

A bizarre, surreal and massively influential series, Twin Peaks focussed around the murder of high schooler Laura Palmer in the sleepy titular town. Kyle MacLachlan was the FBI agent sent to solve the case, but finds himself increasingly pulled into a web of supernatural and cultish coverups. Think True Detective mixed with Dallas seasoned with a hint of The Twilight Zone...and you'd still be way off. Fans have often felt frustrated by the way Twin Peaks ended (1992's Fire Walk With Me spin-off movie is even more bizarre, and has an ending that leaves you with more questions than it answers). So with the rumour of a present day setting and MacLachlan reprising his much-loved, coffee slurping role, perhaps we'll finally find out what happened to him in the otherworldly Red Room. [Deadline]