Even though Twin Peaks fans won’t be able to see the revival of the cult television series until 2017, a new teaser was released online today, and it is sure to get them excited for what is in store. While it doesn’t show any new footage, since production just recently started, there is one noticeable moment at the very end that has some fans questioning if it is in connection to the new miniseries.
The teaser is only 50-seconds long, and it shows certain areas of Snoqualmie, Washington, the location in which Twin Peaks was filmed when it first aired from 1990 until 1991, and where it’s being filmed for the Showtime limited series. Michael Horse, best known for his portrayal as Deputy Hawk, narrates the video as the camera focuses on the iconic Snoqualmie Falls attraction that was featured in the show’s opening credits. As Horse explains, the location of Twin Peaks can be considered a character on its own.
“Location, sometimes, becomes a character. There’s a lot of holy places up here, a lot of sacred places. I can’t put my finger on how I would describe it. It just touches something in the psyche – it’s almost like being in a moving painting.”
As soon as Horse’s narration finishes, the teaser focuses on the production crew setting up the town’s sign. Angelo Badalamenti’s haunting theme plays as the crew unveils the sign, which reads there are still 51,201 people living in the town, just like there was almost 25 years ago when Twin Peaks went off the air. But then, before the teaser ends, a flash of white fills the screen, and a blurred, shaky image of a man with white hair and a tuxedo appears onscreen.
Commenters on the teaser’s YouTube page were a bit perplexed by the scene, and questioned who the person could have been. Some thought it might have been David Lynch, the creator of Twin Peaks who also appeared on the series and in the movie, Fire Walk with Me, as Chief Gordon Cole. Others thought it might have been Ray Wise, who played Leland Palmer, the father of murdered teen Laura Palmer – whose mysterious death serves as the backdrop for Twin Peaks.
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— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) December 18, 2015
One commenter noted that the figure in the teaser looked like Leland Palmer, and he has a theory for what could possibly happen if the character does come back to Twin Peaks.
“I hope he will take Bob’s place in the new season.”
In the series, Bob was a demonic entity that possessed a person’s body and made them commit horrific crimes. The actor who played Bob, Frank Silva, wasn’t initially cast in Twin Peaks. But, according to the actor’s IMDb page, because of an error that occurred while filming, in which Silva’s face could be seen in a mirror’s reflection, Lynch decided to use the set decorator as the show’s main antagonist. Unfortunately, Silva died in 1995 after a bout with AIDS.
As of right now, the plot for the new Twin Peaks miniseries is being kept under wraps. Fans don’t know if it will answer all the questions that have gone unanswered for more than two decades, or if it will be a completely new story. What is known is that several cast members from the original series will be returning and will reprise their roles. According to /Film, they include Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper; Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer; and Dana Ashbrook as Bobby Briggs.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, there will be some new faces in the Twin Peaks revival as well. Both Peter Sarsgaard and Amanda Seyfried have signed on for the series, but there are no details available on either of their characters.
What is your take on the blurry image in the Twin Peaks teaser?
[Image credit: CBS via Rolling Stone]