Thursday, January 03, 2013
Holy crap! Did David Lynch just pitch a third series of Twin Peaks to NBC???
All of a sudden, speculation is rampant that master of the weird David Lynch is bringing his cult TV show, Twin Peaks, back for another season on network TV, 22 years after the show ended. But is it really happening?
When Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost first introduced Twin Peaks on ABC with an eight-episode first season that revolved around the death of a high school girl named Laura Palmer in the small title town, the response from audiences and critics alike was tremendous. Lynch's trademark blend of the macabre, the surreal, the blackly comedic and the unexpectedly poignant, combined with quirky characters and an atmospheric setting, made Twin Peaks the most talked-about new mid-season series of 1990.
But the second season didn't fare so well as the death of Laura Palmer was solved and the show became increasingly bizarre and plunged full steam ahead into the supernatural. Hardcore fans loved it, but viewers gradually dropped away. The second and, as it turned out, final season ended with a cliffhanger in which heroic FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) was trapped in the alternate dimension known as the Black Lodge, while his body in the "real" world was possessed by the murderous entity known as BOB (played by the late Frank Silva).
Aside from a poorly received although highly underrated prequel movie, 1992's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, little has been heard about the series since 1991. But now rumors are circulating that Lynch and Frost could be bringing the show back. Frost told SciFi Now (via Moviehole) in a recent interview that a revival of the show was "something we talk about from time to time," adding that there's a "rich trove to draw from" should they go ahead with it.
But the more substantial chatter is coming as a result of recent reports that Lynch has been taking meetings with NBC, possibly about creating a third season of Twin Peaks for that network (which, by the way, is part of the same company that owns Blastr, in the interest of full disclosure).
Here's where it gets a little vague, though, because some Twitter chatter suggests that the show would take place a short time after the events of the second season, with the Cooper/BOB scenario still playing out, while other reports say that the show would take place 25 years after the original, although it would resolve the plot threads from back then.
We certainly wouldn't mind seeing how Lynch continues the story, although we hope a new show is as weird and wonderful as the original was. Do you want to see Twin Peaks return to TV?