With production on Showtime's Twin Peaks revival set to begin next month, the pieces are all starting to fall into place for this highly-anticipated series. TV Line reports today that composer Angelo Badalamenti, who came up with the original Twin Peaks' haunting music, will be back for the new Showtime TV series. The composer is reportedly already working on a new theme song, although a rep for Showtime would not comment on his involvement.
Original series stars Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee, who played Audrey Horne and Laura Palmer, hinted during a May Q&A session that Angelo Badalamenti will be back to provide the score, but his involvement was never confirmed until now. Kyle MacLachlan is currently the only cast member confirmed to return, but there has been talk of Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs) also reprising their roles. The show's original cast also included Michael Ontkean (Sheriff Harry S. Truman), Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson), Richard Beymer (Benjamin Horne), Lara Flynn Boyle (Donna Hayward), Warren Frost (Dr. Will Hayward) and Peggy Lipton (Norma Jennings).
Original series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost wrote one very long script for the Twin Peaks revival series, which will be shot as one massive "movie" that will be cut into individual episodes. We reported in May that the show will expand from the originally-planned nine-episode run to 18 episodes. However, Showtime president David Nevins clarified during the TCA press tour this month that the exact number of episodes won't be known until after filming is complete.
It was also revealed in July that the Twin Peaks revival will most likely be delayed until the year 2017. Showtime had originally planned on debuting the series in 2016, exactly 25 years after the original show went off the air. The initial premiere date was meaningful to fans because, in the show's final season in 1991, Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) told Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) that she would see him again in 25 years. David Nevins added that it may be possible that the show could still debut in 2016, but he didn't want to rush the production.
Aside from Twin Peaks, Angelo Badalamenti has worked with director David Lynch on movies such as Mulholland Dr., Lost Highway and Blue Velvet. While we wait for more details on the series, check out a behind-the-scenes video where the composer explains how he came up with the original Twin Peaks theme. Are you glad the composer is coming back to craft the music for Twin Peaks? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more on this highly-anticipated new series.