‘Twin Peaks’ Revival On Showtime Pushed Back To 2017

Fans of the weird and wonderful David Lynch TV series, Twin Peaks, will have to be patient as its revival is pushed back to 2017.

It’s been an up and down situation relating to a continuation of David Lynch’s freaky series Twin Peaks. First of all there, was a problem when David Lynch left the production a few months after the continuation was announced by Showtime.

It seems the rift has been healed, and Lynch is firmly back in place according to CBS boss Les Moonves, while season three of Twin Peaks was touted as being during 2016, it has now officially been put back to 2017.

As reported by SciFiNow, producers wanted the show to revive in 2016, as that would have been officially 25 years since the final episode aired. A major character in the show, Laura Palmer, had famously predicted and said to FBI Agent Dale Cooper that she would see him in 25 years. It seems now it will be 26 years, but hey, that’s close enough.

In summer this year, co-creator Mark Frost gave an update on the timing of the show, saying “We’re coming back with season three of Twin Peaks after a 25-year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.”

While disappointing for fans to wait an extra year, at least they can now be satisfied that it is happening.

So far there’s not much in the way of news about the cast in the revival of Twin Peaks, beyond the fact that Kyle MacLachlan will be returning in his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, but it is expected that many members of the original cast will be joining him in season three.

Celebs so far recruited are interesting, including Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing, Green Lantern and more recently Experimenter) who will join the cast in an unspecified role.

Twin Peaks
Photo via Flickr by bswise / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Den of Geek report Robert Knepper of Prison Break is expected to join the cast, but again his role has not been disclosed as yet. Amanda Seyfried of Big Love and Les Miserables fame will be playing a “new, pivotal” character in several episodes of the new season of Twin Peaks.

Regrettably the well known “Log Lady” will not be returning in the new season. As reported on the Inquisitr in September, Catherine Coulson has passed away from cancer at the age of 71.

For those who don’t know the enigmatic character, Coulson can be seen speaking in the video included at the end of this article, hugging her beloved log during an episode of Twin Peaks. According to the Log Lady, her famous log delivered cryptic messages, difficult to translate and not particularly helpful to the person who received the message.

For those who haven’t experienced Twin Peaks, it was a serial drama created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. The storyline followed an investigation by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (played by Kyle MacLachlan into the mysterious murder of homecoming queen, Laura Palmer (played by Sheryl Lee). The pilot episode was broadcast back on April 8, 1990. The title of the show comes from the small, fictional Washington town in which the series was set.

[Photo Laura Palmer “I’ll see you in 25 years” – photo via Flickr by bswise / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]