Twin Peaks Ready To Start Filming As A Continuous Movie!
The latest update regarding the revived cult classic.
Showtime Networks president David Nevins has announced that the new Twin Peaks series will start production in September. The premiere date is still in flux, although Nevins hopes that 2016 is still possible: “I’ll take it when it’s ready,” he said. “I hope that’s sooner rather than later.”
Additionally, Lynch will direct all the episodes, filming one long script as a continuous movie and then editing it into episodes. Originally planned as nine episodes long, the series will likely run longer. As for casting, which is handled by Lynch’s company, Nevins said that “you should be optimistic that the people you want to be there will be there, in addition to some surprises.”
Twin Peaks is an American television serial drama created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. It follows an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). Its pilot episodewas first broadcast on April 8, 1990, on ABC. Seven more episodes were produced, and the series was renewed for a second season that aired until June 10, 1991. The show’s title comes from the small, fictional Washington town in which it is set.
Twin Peaks became one of the top-rated shows of 1990 and was a critical success both nationally and internationally. It captured a devoted cult fan base and became a part of popular culture that has been referenced in television shows, commercials, comic books, video games, films and song lyrics. Declining viewer ratings led to ABC’s insistence that the identity of Laura’s murderer be revealed midway through the second season. The series was followed by a 1992 feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which serves as both a prequel and an epilogue to the television series.
The pilot episode was ranked No. 25 on TV Guide ’s 1997 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. The series was ranked No. 45 on TV Guide ’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2002, and it was included in its 2013 list of 60 shows that were “Cancelled Too Soon.” Twin Peaks was listed as one of Time ’s “Best TV Shows of All-TIME” in 2007, and it placed No. 49 on Entertainment Weekly ’s “New TV Classics” list and No. 12 in their list of the “25 Best Cult TV Shows from the Past 25 Years.”
As with much of Lynch’s other work, notably Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks explores the gulf between the veneer of small-town respectability and the seedier layers of life lurking beneath it. As the series progresses, the inner darkness of characters who initially appeared innocent is revealed, and they are seen to lead double lives. Twin Peaks is consistent with Lynch’s work as a whole in that it is not easily placed within an established genre. Its unsettling tone and supernatural features are consistent with horror films. However, its campy, melodramatic portrayal of quirky characters engaged in morally dubious activities reflects a bizarrely comical parody of American soap operas. Like the rest of Lynch’s work, the show represents an earnest moral inquiry distinguished by both offbeat humor and a deep vein of surrealism.
In October 2014, it was announced that the series would return for what would become a 18 episode limited series to air onShowtime in 2017. All episodes were written by Mr. Lynch and Mr. Frost, and directed by Mr. Frost. Several original cast members will return including Kyle MacLachlan. Angelo Badalamenti, the composer for the original series, will also return to score.