For the past month I’ve been obsessed with an old show entitled Twin Peaks. It was a David Lynch and Mark Frost television show starring – well, Kyle MacLachlan from the current show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It was a quirky, foreboding series. And fun. The show ran from 1990 to 1991. I just finished the first episode of the second season.
Imagine my surprise to hear that Twin Peaks is undergoing a revival. Many years later. With MacLachlan reprising his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper. Just thinking about it makes me crave donuts and coffee. Black.
The unfortunate thing though is that Lynch has already dropped out of the revival due to money issues. He didn’t believe Showtime was investing enough to properly bring Twin Peaks to fruition.
I’m new to the cult hit, and I like the idea of a revival with some of the original people behind it making a return. I’m disappointed that Lynch is already out. He has a particular, weird style that I enjoy. I wouldn’t want that missing from the revival. I know. I heard that the second season loses some of that, and Lynch returns for an amazing series finale.
(Hours later, thanks to Easter …)
Looking again while continuing this post, it turns out that Showtime has already issued a statement.
“We were saddened to read David Lynch’s statement today since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points. SHOWTIME also loves the world of Twin Peaks and we continue to hold out hope that we can bring it back in all its glory with both of its extraordinary creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, at its helm.”
Twin Peaks was due for release next year.
Oh, the plus side is that the scripts were already written by Lynch and Frost. So there was at least that.
Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a season 2 to watch.