Twin Peaks Lives! David Lynch Is Creating a Sequel Miniseries for Showtime

Reboot fever continues. Showtime is reviving Twin Peaks as a nine-episode limited series, the network announced Monday.

Co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost confirmed the news, tweeting in tandem: "Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style!" #damngoodcoffee"

The reboot, which will serve as a present-day sequel the original series, will premiere in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the show last aired. While it's not yet known who from the original cast will return (fingers crossed for Log Lady!), but Frost tells TV Line that between "those who want to see old faces, and those would like to see new faces, none of them will be disappointed." Meanwhile, Lynch and Frost will write every episode, with Lynch set to direct. And judging from a newly released promo, they'll all feature the same delightfully creepy music.


Though many TV revivals (cough, cough Arrested Development) have failed to live up to their original series, at least Twin Peaks fell from grace during its first run, so there isn't much risk of ruining a perfect legacy.


Are you excited for more Twin Peaks?


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Oct 14, 2014
This could be nothing more than an attempt to get more people to (re)watch the original series, including renting and buying the episodes.
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Oct 12, 2014
Can. Not. Wait. Sure there were missteps with season 2 and Fire Walk With Me, but when Twin Peaks was good, it was really good. No way will I hold the bad against the good when it comes to a show like Twin Peaks - unlike some people.
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Oct 10, 2014
Oh crap...
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Oct 07, 2014
Nope.

After Fire Walk with Me, I cannot go back, that didn't work at all for me and I can't believe Lynch is capable of truly going back, especially a quarter of a century later. Hell, I'm not even sure Lynch was able to go back a year later, that second season was all over the map.

Still, a lot of the cast is available and perhaps now Lara Flynn Boyle won't be so high and mighty and Moira Kelly won't have to re-imagine Donna again.
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Oct 12, 2014
so what - stark trek V sucked yet you continued to watch star trek movies did you not? and some of those like star trek VI turned out to be pretty damn good - so deal with it.
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Oct 12, 2014
There's a huge difference in your argument, the difference is that there was connecting material between Star Trek and Star Trek V from 1974's animated series through the 5 motion pictures and new series leading up to the point you chose, including materials that its creator had his hands in which shows he was thinking about them. There hasn't been a single official story in Twin Peaks since 1992, that book has been closed for a long time, its creator moved on.

And Star Trek V was the most Star Trek of all the movies, the only one that actually feels like the show, it just was also a disaster because Paramount pulled budget after the movie started production. And as sloppy as it was, it still has arguably the most moving scene in Trek, that of McCoy facing his pain while his friends are forced to watch.
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Oct 07, 2014
it better be #damngoodtwinpeaks! otherwise #bettercallsaul
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Oct 07, 2014
This is perfect news! I'm very much looking forward to this.
Just the music brings back lots of fond memories, including all the discussions and speculation, at home, the office and on the Internet (a lot fewer people were using it at that time :-).
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Oct 07, 2014
#damngoodfood
#damnfinecoffee
And don't even get me stared on the cherry pie!
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Oct 07, 2014
I think there is an even better news hidden in this news: David Lynch is directing and writing again!
He hasn't made a movie since INLAND EMPIRE which was almost 10 years ago and since then he only made short movies and video clips. It's good to have him back!
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Oct 07, 2014
Yayayayayayay!
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Oct 07, 2014
And there was much rejoicing. I may subscribe to Showtime just for this.
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Oct 07, 2014
I saw it recently and thought it was terrible... but good news for those who liked it.
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Oct 06, 2014
Will we see Sheryl Lee in a third incarnation as a red head?
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Oct 06, 2014
It would be terrible news if Lynch is not the one doing the reboot. I am so glad he is.
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Oct 06, 2014
Yes!
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Oct 06, 2014
This gives so much hope for the return of other fantstic shows that stopped too early, like Sunset Beach, The Lost world or Sliders!!!

Just kidding. It is good news indeed :)
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Oct 06, 2014
Bitch I know you didn't diss Sunset Beach! That show was the best show ever to grace our screens. Even though it was like watching porn without the sex and the plots made you think that you were on drugs, it was still the most prestigious show ever. Shock Wave? Terror Island? Or how Annie switched Oliva and Caitlin's babies! LOL


Meanwhile...*fangirl squealz*

Laura Palmer did say after all " I'll see you in 25 years". lol

I hope we get to see more of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaERnvOY0mQ
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Oct 07, 2014
hahaha, tbh, I enjoyed Sunset Beach a lot, and with friends, we still impersonate sometimes Virginia when she would soliloque about destroying the life of Vanessa, or other hilarious situations.
But I don't see a reboot coming, or how it would ever achieve that level of FTWTF.
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Oct 06, 2014
Aaaw...the video thingy didn't work :(
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Oct 06, 2014
This really is the most incredible unbelievable wonderful stupendous news ever!! We've been waiting for Lynch to return to TV for ever, I'm still crushed that Mulholland Dr didn't become a TV show, although it's one of my favourite movies but now we finally have a climate where auteurs can make any show they want. Lynch was the harbinger of this age and he's still the greatest TV auteur there ever was. If he's not making movies then he should be making new TV shows and this is the best way to get him back in the game.
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Oct 06, 2014
Mother of all tv series is coming back!
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Oct 06, 2014
The mesmerizing theme music was enough to get me to watch it. Hey, I should get that for my ring tone - Marvin the Robot is starting to get depressing...
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Oct 07, 2014
Ok, especially for you:

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Oct 07, 2014
Phenomenal!
No other credit sequence, before or since, has come close.
I'm especially crazy about those automatic sharpening machines for the sawmill saws, whatever they are called.
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Oct 07, 2014
Well, maybe AHS:Coven comes close, but it is unsurpassed.
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Oct 08, 2014
Coven was too jarring for my taste, though the "house in New Orleans" trailer was one of the best ever. I like the Haven and the bygone Carnivale themes though...
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Oct 07, 2014
Best credit sequence ever.
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Oct 06, 2014
More red room/ black lodge please David Lynch! It will be tough to feature much of the red room stuff shown previously with Kyle and Sheryl. Although I have to say that Kyle can still make himself look young enough to possibly do it. Wonder if 2014 Kyle can match the makeup that they gave him to look 25 years older in that one scene?

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Oct 06, 2014
SHUT UP!!! NO way I'm freaking out like a fan girl. And Showtime too!! LOVE IT.
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Oct 06, 2014

Twin Peaks was always a 21st Century style show that just happened to be made in the 20th Century. I think it's perfect for this day and time. The audience will expect more this time so I think it will be even more complicated this time.
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Oct 06, 2014
A very risky idea indeed. But I think it's important to remember this is the brilliant David Lynch, who can do anything. It's going to take a lot of work to make this work though. Frank SIlva is dead, so maybe no BOB. Sheryl Lee still looks pretty good but not good enough to pass as her 17 year old self. Lynch will have to work around a lot of things but I have great faith in his ability to do it!

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Oct 06, 2014
It's a present day remake, they're supposed to age. Where's the risk?
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Oct 07, 2014
When was the last time you saw Michael Ontkean, Piper Laurie, etc. in something? This might require bringing a lot of people back that have had much of a profile in a long time. 2014 Kyle will possibly have to match the 25 years later makeup of the dream. It's going to be interesting to see how all of it turns out. I'm sure Lynch is brilliant enough to find a way to make it work, but it's going to be very risky because of it. I'm sure a lot of new cast members will be hired. Hopefully they'll get Kyle back. They have to get him back.
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Oct 06, 2014
So apparently Ray Wise's hints a few years ago were true.

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Oct 06, 2014
HEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLL YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH!
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Oct 06, 2014
more new dreamy, outer space music from Julee Cruise please
and maybe eye patch wearing Nadine finally got a patent on her silent drape runner LoL
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Oct 06, 2014
Very exciting news even with all the qualms about not being able to measure up to the original.
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Oct 06, 2014
This is the best TV related news ever. We need more of David Lynch.
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Oct 06, 2014
I'm not gonna say that I think Twin Peaks needs a reboot, but what I will say is that we all need more of the weird that Lynch provides...If Twin Peaks 2.0 reopens that door & leads to more Lynchiness across the board, I say, "Bring that shit!" :)
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Oct 06, 2014
The owls still are not what they seem
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Oct 06, 2014
I don't know what to think. I is one of my all-time favourites, even if it did go bad toward the end.
Seeing Agent Cooper, Shelly, and the rest of the gang again could be great.
It could also be a complete disaster.
I have faith in Lynch, though. I don't think he'd do it if he didn't have a good story lined up for us.
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Oct 06, 2014
Be interesting to see what they do with Donna Hayward as Lara Flynn Boyle didn't want to return for Fire Walk With Me and had to be replaced.
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Oct 06, 2014
OMG, it's back.
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Oct 06, 2014
That will give me more then a year to do the rewatch series of posts (of at least series one) for the TV.com readers.
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Oct 06, 2014
After seeing Lynch's short film "The Grandmother", I'm curious as to what the original series is like.
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Oct 06, 2014
"Though many TV revivals (cough, cough Arrested Development) have failed to live up to their original series, at least Twin Peaks fell from grace during its first run, so there isn't much risk of ruining a perfect legacy."

Diane, this sentence is wrong in so many ways I can't even begin to count them.

That's an unexpected and very welcome news, let's hope a lot of the original cast can come back!
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Oct 06, 2014
Quite possibly the best, most unexpected news I have ever heard in my life! Now time for a re-watch.
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Oct 06, 2014
Kyle MacLachlan or bust
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Oct 06, 2014
Absolutely. Has to have Kyle or else. Although admittedly I did really enjoy the Deer Meadow part of the movie involving Chris Isaak and Kiefer Sutherland.
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Oct 06, 2014
Bring in the donuts, Twin Peak's coming back! Wohooooo:-) I am so happy:-) I hope there is another dancing dwarf;-)
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Oct 06, 2014
25 years? Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull came out 27 years after the first film.

I would expect it would be much like the Dallas revival with an almost all new cast plus maybe a couple of old actors.
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