Decades later, Twin Peaks remains one of the most influential and lauded network television shows of all time — and fans will be thrilled to hear the newest development in the show’s canon.
In July, a Twin Peaks box set will be released. And when it hits, the show’s fans will get a long-awaited wish fulfilled as well.
Over on Facebook back in 2011, Twin Peaks fans started a petition to ask creator David Lynch for more of the show — specifically, deleted, and unreleased material from the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
Released as a companion to the popular television mystery, the film was both darker and more involved than its network counterpart. Fangoria opines:
“Enigmatic, frightening and often hilarious, the series was a phenomenon before burning out in its second season. After its television conclusion, Lynch sought to tell the story of Laura Palmer’s final days in FIRE WALK WITH ME, radically altering the tone to something entirely more unsettling. The film remains a truly stunning piece of work, and will likely be revealed as even more so on Blu.”
However, fans may also remember The Secret Diary Of Laura Palmer, which in some respects even out-darked the film’s canonical contributions.
The Facebook petition explained a few years back:
Page subscribers also speculated upon the content potentially yet to be released or viewed publicly, 20 years on from the show’s conclusion:
The plea was not immediately answered, and years passed:
However, this morning, the fandom began buzzing over the long-awaited announcement:
As news spread across the social web, a statement from David Lynch addressed the content of the lost footage.
“During the last days in the life of Laura Palmer many things happened, which have never been seen before… They’re here now alongside the new transfer of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks, the television series.”
Alongside the announcement, a teaser trailer was released, giving excited fans a glimpse of what is to come later this year:
If you’re among the fans of Twin Peaks counting down the days until the Blu-Ray release on July 29, it seems the fandom has woken up with a start in the interim. As the wait continues, you can visit the newly popular Tumblr page andthemissingpieces.tumblr.com for fan-centric shareables, quotes, gif sets, and other news about the impending footage release this summer.