‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Update: Showtime Orders 18 Episodes as David Lynch Confirms his return
Showtime has finally sealed the deal with “Twin Peaks” co-creator David Lynch, who previously expressed the show was struggling to get a revival on the cable network. In the latest report, the third season will not only have him and Mark Frost back, they have also committed to delivering 18 episodes, as posted on the “Twin Peaks” site. The project only had nine episodes in its original plans.
As David Lynch has confirmed he is returning to “Twin Peaks” to direct and write the episodes with Mark Frost, two other stars have also confirmed their intention to come back to the show and revealed more details about the upcoming series.
Actresses Sherilyn Fenn and Shery Lee were present at Seattle’s Crypticon panel to represent the series over the weekend and announced the updates, saying that aside from the 18 episode-order, the show’s original composer Angelo Badalamenti has also reportedly come on board to do the score for the revival.
Additionally,Twede’s Cafe, which is located in North Bend, WA and which has become an iconic location for “Twin Peaks” in the past, will undergo some major remodelling. It looks like the show will once again use the site as the Double R Diner. The third season is expected to begin shooting this coming September in the area. The cult series that ran 25 years ago on ABC, is expected to air on Showtime sometime next year.
Fans of the show, and perhaps even its new followers, will have a chance to fill in the gaps, as the site also reports a book will be released by its co-creators, “Lynch, who co-created the series and directed a number of episodes including the pilot and Season Two (then series) finale, will co-write the episodes with Mark Frost, his co-creator, who will write a companion book set during the missing two decades-plus between seasons.”