New TWIN PEAKS Episodes to Air on Showtime in 2016; David Lynch to Direct

     October 6, 2014


Twin Peaks creators David Lynch and Mark Frost both tweeted “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style. #damngoodcoffee” last week and now we know why.  A new Twin Peaks video just popped up on YouTube, and on the official Showtime channel nonetheless.  It’s been 23 years since the final episode of the show’s second season aired on ABC, but in 2016, Showtime will bring it back.

According to the brief promo, the new iteration will pick up 25 years after the original run wrapped up.  Lynch and Frost are busy writing the scripts and Lynch is also set to direct all nine episodes as well.  Hit the jump for more on Showtime’s Twin Peaks and click here for further details regarding this Twin Peaks limited series.

twin-peaks-entire-mystery-blu-ray-4Showtime just made the official announcement; Twin Peaks will go into production in 2015 and will debut in 2016 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of when the show last aired.  This will not be a remake or reboot.  It’ll take place in present day and run with plot points that were developed in the first two seasons while “providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base.”

Here’s what Showtime Networks Inc. President David Nevins had to say:

“What more can I say – TWIN PEAKS with David Lynch and Mark Frost on SHOWTIME in 2016.  To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.’”

Lynch and Frost added this:

“The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”

In case you need to catch up or just need a Twin Peaks refresher, Showtime will re-air the first two seasons prior to the commencement of the new one in 2016.  Here’s the press release’s synopsis of the cult series:

Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer is shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues …

And here’s the show’s first official announcement teaser:

 Twin Peaks Showtime