Here we go again with the Twin Peaks drama.
First, Showtime’s on board and so were Kyle MacLachlan and writer/director David Lynch and co-writer Mark Frost. Then, Lynch seemed iffy on the project. But the scripts were ready! But then Lynch said Showtime was cheap and backed out completely. Then, the cast members got all “We Are the World” and made a You Tube video. Then, Lynch came back! With double the original series order!
Oh happy day, right?
Well, now Frost told the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – side note: an odd place to divulge such information – that the series won’t actually premiere in 2016 after all. It’s been pushed back to 2017, according to Variety.
“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,” said Frost. “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.”
So, another twist in the saga of Twin Peaks. I’m all for producing the right show that honors the original series. I won’t deny, though, that I’m a little disappointed.
I just hope that gum I love comes back into style at some point before I die.