Pass the Cherry Pie!
David Lynch and Mark Frost’s iconic series Twin Peaks is set to return to television as a 9 episode limited event series on Showtime, the premium cable network announced today.
Twin Peaks followed the inhabitants of a quaint north-western town who are stunned after the homecoming queen Laura Palmer is suddenly found murdered. The investigation that follows, headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, engenders an eerie chain of events with cataclysmic results felt across the entire town.
The original series aired for two seasons on ABC in the early 1990s and spawned a prequel feature film titled Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. The cast for the series included Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Ray Wise, Peggy Lipton and Warren Frost.
The new 9 episode Showtime series will debut in 2016, to mark the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of the series on ABC. Original series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes, which will be a continuation, rather than a reboot, of Twin Peaks and is set 25 years after the events of season two. It is presently unclear which original cast members will reprise their roles in the limited series.
“What more can I say – Twin Peaks with David Lynch and Mark Frost on Showtime in 2016!” said David Nevins, President of Showtime. “To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.’”
While Lynch and Frost added: “The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”
In the past 18 months the so-called limited or “event” series has become a popular way for networks to revive older series, which come with built in (and usually very passionate) fan bases. Fox started down this road with the recent 24 revival 24: Live Another Day, while NBC recently announced plans for a Heroes limited series.