According to news out of Showtime’s TCA executive session, the reboot of the cult classic TV series Twin Peaks will be shot like one long continuous movie and then cut up into episode-sized bites afterwards. Showtime Networks president David Nevins also confirmed that the show would start shooting in September, although no release date has been announced yet.
This is still exciting news for fans though as the reboot has been plagued with delays. In July it was announced Twin Peaks would be released in 2017 but with production now expected to start in September, it is possible a 2016 release could be achievable. Nevins points out that David Lynch is in complete creative control of the project and Nevins is happy to “take it when it’s ready,” although he did admit to being hopeful for “sooner rather than later” in relation to when Twin Peaks was ready.
To further whet Twin Peaks fans’ appetites, the Showtime’s Twitter account posted the following cup of coffee to also announce the production news.
Just in case you missed it, that’s an image of Twin Peaks reflected back in the cup of coffee. Fans of the original series will remember just how much Agent Dale Cooper (played by Kyle MacLachlan) loved his coffee, so it is a fitting image for the new series reboot.
According to Deadline, Mark Lynch and David Frost wrote the script for the new season of Twin Peaks in “one long script” and that is why it is also being shot in one continuous piece rather than broken up into episode filming. As a result of this, it is unclear as to exactly how many episodes will be in the latest season of Twin Peaks.
Nine episodes were originally anticipated for the reboot season of Twin Peaks, but the Guardian reports that most of the core cast members on the Twin Peaks IMDb page are all listed as being in 18 episodes. Nevins also confirmed that Twin Peaks will run for longer than the first anticipated nine episodes but would not say how many episodes exactly the new season would run for.
As for the cast listed on IMDb, Nevins will not confirm nor deny any of them beyond Kyle MacLachlan. However, he did admit that fans “should be optimistic that the people [they] want to be there will be there, in addition to some surprises.”
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