Showtime's highly-anticipated Twin Peaks revival hit a snag this spring, when series co-creator David Lynch left the project over money issues. Thankfully, just one month later, Twin Peaks was back in business, with David Lynch returning and the series expanding from nine episodes to 18. It was never confirmed if the show would still air in 2016, as originally planned, but it seems that is not the case anymore, according to series co-creator Mark Frost. During a visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame last month, Mark Frost confirmed that production will begin this September, but the show won't debut until 2017.
"A lot of people always look back at Twin Peaks and say that was the start of this explosion we've had in good television drama, but we did it in a time when there were still only three networks. The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We're coming back with season three of Twin Peaks after a 25-year absence. We've finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017."
The 2016 premiere date was meaningful for many fans, because, in the final season, which aired in 1991, Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) told Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) that she would see him again in 25 years. Kyle MacLachlan is set to return as Cooper, along with Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs) and Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne). David Lynch will direct all 18 episodes, from scripts he co-wrote with original series co-creator Mark Frost. Are you upset that Twin Peaks will be delayed? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more updates.