‘Twin Peaks’ Returning with New Limited Series in 2016


[dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]repare to return to the surreal world of Twin Peaks, Washington. 25 years after the end of the seminal 1990’s drama, it has been announced that Twin Peaks will be returning with a new limited series on Showtime.

Creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will be returning to write and produce the series, with Lynch set to direct all 9 upcoming episodes. The series will take place in present day, and reportedly continue plot points left unresolved after the show’s cancellation in 1991.

Speculation about a new series had been swirling about for several years, and those rumors continued to gain volume since the release of Twin Peaks: The Complete Mystery on Blu-Ray earlier this year. Showtime turned those rumors into fact when they confirmed via a press release that the show would indeed be making a return. In a prepared statement, Lynch and Frost stated:

[dropcap size=small][/dropcap]The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”

Showtime announced that it would be airing all 30 episodes of Twin Peak’s original 2 season run leading up to the premier of the limited series.

Twin Peaks followed the investigation led by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and Sheriff Harry S. Truman (Michael Otkean) as they uncover cryptic clues to try discovering who murdered teenager Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). The show featured bizarre dream sequences, Lynchian themes and imagery, and quirky characters of a seemingly sleepy little Pacific Northwest town that harbored dark secrets. The show captured the interest and intrigue of audiences across the nation with its prophetic and intricate storytelling. Since the show’s cancellation, Twin Peaks has gained cult status, and spawned a follow-up feature film in 1992, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

Who killed Laura Palmer? Network Executives did.
Who killed Laura Palmer?
Network executives did.

The new limited series will air on Showtime in 2016.

It’s also worth noting that all the episodes of the original series run are currently streaming on Netflix.

Showtime released the teaser clip below to drum up anticipation for the show’s return. Give it a gander!

Are you excited to return to Twin Peaks? Let us know!

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