/twin-peaks-season-3-revival-showtime-2016/Back in October of last year, it was announced that Twin Peaks creators David Lynch and Mark Frost were returning to their cult hit for an all-new limited series in 2016. Showtime sent out an official PR saying the show was definitely happening. And then in January, it was confirmed that Kyle MacLachlan was set to return as FBI agent Dale Cooper. But now, comments from David Lynch himself indicate that Season 3 of the show may not happen after all.
David Lynch was in attendance at the opening night of his art exhibit Between Two Worlds in Brisbane, Australia, where he expressed doubts that Twin Peaks was actually set to return after all. During a Q&A, he was asked if the show was 'definitely' happening. He did not give a positive response, casting doubt on the whole idea:
"I don't know. There are complications."
He then later clarified those remarks in an interview with The Mix. There, he sounded more optimistic about the show's return. But he still wouldn't confirm that it was, in fact, happening. He states:
"I haven't returned yet and we're still working on the contract, but I love the world of Twin Peaks and I love those characters. And I think it will be very special to go back into that world."
Welcome to Twin Peaks brings news that any uncertainty surrounding the resurrection of Twin Peaks isn't related to funding. There seems to be issues with contract negotiations. The site goes onto reveal that the scripts for the entire new season 3 are completed. The official Showtime PR says that there will be 9 new episodes in total, with David Lynch and Mark Frost writing and producing all of them. David Lynch is said to be directing every episode. The new episodes are supposed to begin shooting sometime this year for a Summer 2016 premiere on Showtime. You can check out David Lynch's statement in the following video: