During the TCA press tour earlier today, Showtime debuted a new poster for their highly-anticipated Twin Peaks series, which is set to debut sometime in 2016. Deadline reports that Showtime network president David Nevins wouldn't divulge any casting details at this time, but did tease that fans, "should be optimistic that the people you want to be there will be there, in addition to some surprises." It was also confirmed that production on Twin Peaks starts in September, with the network offering a brief statement through their Twitter page, which you can read below.
"Shooting starts in September. The donut truck is loaded late August. A coffee cup will indeed come through a window."
Aside from Kyle MacLachlan, who was confirmed to return as Special Agent Dale Cooper, back in January, the network wouldn't address any other returning cast members. Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson), stated earlier this year that she and Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs) would be back for the series, but we never heard anything official from the network. With production set to begin next month, hopefully we'll hear something official very soon.
David Nevins also said that David Lynch will direct every episode from one massive script he wrote with Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost. The writers actually wrote and will direct the series as one, very long movie, which they will later cut into individual episodes. Actress Sherilyn Fenn, who is also believed to return as Audrey Horne, told fans at a recent convention that the show has expanded from the original nine-episode order to 18. David Nevins confirmed that the show will likely run longer than the originally-planned nine episodes, but the exact number of episodes won't be determined until filming is completed.
The original Twin Peaks, which ran for two seasons between 1990 and 1991, followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) is shockingly murdered. The town's sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), 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.
Earlier this month, another report surfaced claiming that the revival series won't air until 2017, unlike the original 2016 premiere the network was planning. David Nevins stated that it's possible Twin Peaks may be ready for a 2016, but there is no pressure on David Lynch to deliver by a certain date, since he has complete creative control. David Nevins added that he'll "take it when it's ready," and he hopes it's "sooner rather than later." While we wait for more concrete details, check out the poster below.