Last week, filmmaker David Lynch confirmed that his Twin Peaks revival is back on at Showtime, teasing that fans will be getting much more than the initially-confirmed nine-episode order. During an appearance at Seattle Crypticon, original series stars Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne) and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson) confirmed that the new season will be 18 episodes long. Here's what Sherilyn Fenn had to say about why David Lynch almost left the series, and why it is now 18 episodes long.
"I'm so happy we're back on...and 18 episodes now, even. I'm pretty sure that's what happened with the hiccup was that David said that he saw Twin Peaks, but the universe and the strings go all over the place in the world, it's not just Twin Peaks. I think when he did the nine, he realized he needed nine more to complete it."
"We're shooting there. 100%...[David's] already come here. They're re-doing the RR diner to look exactly like it did in the show, and then the owners of the diner are going to keep it that way."
The actress also revealed that Angelo Badalamenti, who composed the music for the original series, will be back for the Showtime revival. Here's what she had to say about the importance of music in the series.
"Those are pivotal, important, essential parts of it."
Aside from Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee, who were confirmed to return several months ago, Kyle MacLachlan (Special Agent Dale Cooper) and Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs) are set to return as well. David Lynch is set to direct all 18 episodes, from scripts he co-wrote with original series co-creator Mark Frost. Are you glad that Twin Peaks is getting a super-sized 18-episode order? Check out Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee's full Seattle Crypticon panel video below, and chime in with your thoughts on these updates.