It has been nearly 25 years since Twin Peaks debuted on ABC, with its bizarre characters and chilling murder investigation that strives to answer the question, “What happened to Laura Palmer?” Show co-creator and filmmaker David Lynch tweeted “That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee” on October 3, referencing a paranormal moment between Special Agent Dale Cooper and The Waiter. Mark Frost, the show’s other creator, sent out an identical Tweet the same day. Fans noted that these tweets were sent out right at 11:30 a.m., the exact time that Agent Cooper arrived in Twin Peaks.
Lynch followed up on October 6 with another Tweet, stating, “it is happening again.” This time, he linked to “A special TWIN PEAKS announcement” posted by Showtime’s official account. The link includes the Showtime news release regarding the nine new episodes.
Before the new episodes run, Showtime will be airing the first two seasons of the TV show, which were produced back in the early 1990s. This gives former fans a chance to recall previous events, and the re-screening will likely introduce new viewers to the show. The trailer features the eerie score created by Angelo Badalamenti. He’s worked with Lynch in the past, scoring films like Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway and Wild at Heart.
Showtime reminds the public of the show’s previous achievements, describing Twin Peaks as a “groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winner.” Adam Graham at The Detroit News explains show revival buzz, comparing the Twin Peaks and Showtime partnership to the recent Netflix renewal of Arrested Development. Graham explains, ” The show had (and still has) a feverish cult following, and the roots of our current Golden Age of Television can be traced back to the bizarre drama.”
Other drama and thriller show runners have cast their observations about the Twin Peaks revival too. In a statement to The Guardian, Hannibal show runner Bryan Fuller stated, ” There are so many exciting possibilities, so many roads where the show could lead. I still want to explore this world; there is a hope for it, and also a nostalgia.”
As far it an airdate goes, Showtime has only given the date of “2016” for the upcoming episodes. There’s no official word whether any original cast members will appear in season three so far. As Showtime has to say is, “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.”