When David Lynch's Twin Peaks debuted in 1990, it was on of the biggest hits on television, racking up 14 Emmy nominations and giving ABC its highest ratings in four years. The show followed FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) who investigates the murder of Laura Palmer in the Washington town of Twin Peaks, where nothing is as it seems. Then, halfway through Season 2, they revealed who killed Laura Palmer, causing fan interest to wane and an abrupt cancellation after the season's 15th episode. David Lynch later regretting caving to network pressure to wrap up the Laura Palmer storyline. Nearly 25 years later, the filmmaker has shot new footage that could be used on a new Blu-ray release of the series.
The news came from a casting call released on January 3 for a waitress character, which you can check out below.
"Twin Peaks Promo. Directed by David Lynch. Shoots in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.
Prob a six-hour or less day. Rate is 150/8. You must live in LA to submit. I don't think SAG has jurisdiction on this, so SAG and NON can submit. I have called SAG to double check this and I am awaiting a call back to confirm.
HOT Caucasian girl, BRUNETTE OR REDHEADS ONLY, to play waitress. Age 18-27. MUST have an amazing body. Busty, very period looking face. Please submit two current color photos (one body shot, one face shot), your sizes, union status and contact info to: [email protected]"
It isn't known what exactly this new "promo" will feature, but Ray Wise, who played Leland Palmer in the series, confirmed that it is for the upcoming Blu-ray release, which doesn't have a confirmed release date yet.
"Yeah, we [shot the promo for the Blu-ray] two days ago. It's been done. I don't know if I was supposed to leak that to anybody, but yeah, we did it and I'm not at liberty to say what was done. I can say that it's going to be a big surprise."
It's possible that David Lynch is crafting the ending most fans want, since the unintentional "finale" left several unanswered questions. The filmmaker returned to Twin Peaks in 1992 with the feature film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which focused on the last seven days of Laura Palmer's life, although it didn't offer the answers many fans were hoping for.
It's also worth noting that, in one Twin Peaks episode, the spirit of Laura Palmer tells Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) that she will see him again in 25 years. Welcome to Twin Peaks speculates that this Blu-ray set may be released on March 25, 2014, which would be exactly 25 years after that moment between Laura and Dale, since the show was set in 1989.
We'll keep you posted about this Twin Peaks Blu-ray set as soon as we have any official information.