Showtime’s new Twin Peaks revival has been delayed until 2017
“I’ll see you again in 25 years,” were the final words uttered in the then series finale of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Although Showtime‘s new Twin Peaks had initially planned to premiere in 2016 (25 years after the series ended), Deadline today reports a slight delay in scheduling. The plan now calls for the new Twin Peaks episodes to debut in 2017.
Kyle MacLachlan returns to the new Twin Peaks as Dale Cooper, with a good percentage of the cast from the original series also expected to appear. Among the series newcomers are Amanda Seyfried (“Big Love,” Ted 2) and Balthazar Getty (“Brothers & Sisters,” The Judge).
David Lynch and Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost wrote the new set of episodes as one extended movie, which will be cut into episodes once they’ve reached the editing phase. Plans originally called for nine installments, but that number has since doubled to eighteen.
Airing from April 1990 to June 1991, the ABC era of Twin Peaks (as well as the 1992 prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me) followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) is shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…
Although he doesn’t discuss the new Twin Peaks in the interview, you can check out CS’ recent conversation with Kyle MacLachlan alongside several of the other voice talent from Disney•Pixar‘s Inside Out.