‘Twin Peaks’ returns after 25 years, David Lynch to direct for Showtime

Twin Peaks

“You will see me again in 25 years”.

True to her word, Laura Palmer is coming back to television, as Showtime announce that a third series of the cult-favourite series Twin Peaks will return to televisions, fulfilling the late Laura Palmer’s own prophecy.

Twin Peaks, created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, originally ran in the US from 1990 to 1991, concerning the death of Laura Palmer and the secrets that were uncovered in the small town of Twin Peaks. Starring Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Dale Cooper, the show mixed mystery with a touch of the surreal and the darker side of humour.

The first hints came when both Lynch and Frost both tweeted “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee”. Lynch followed it up this morning with “Dear Twitter Friends…it is happening again”, and a link to the teaser trailer below.

In addition to the trailer, Showtime released the following statement:

“The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winner TWIN PEAKS will return as a new limited series on SHOWTIME in 2016. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series, and Lynch will direct every episode. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base.”

The theatrical film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me acted as both a prequel and sequel to the original series, with all of the cast except Lara Flynn Boyle and Sherilyn Fenn returning. Showtime has not announced a cast as yet, but many are guessing that Kyle MacLachlan will inevitably return.