After a nearly 25-year wait, Twin Peaks Season 3 is finally happening. Before there was True Detective or Game of Thrones or Lost or Breaking Bad or The Wire or The Sopranos or The X-Files or all of the epic, cult TV series we’ve come to consider modern appointment television, there was Twin Peaks. The supernatural, serial crime drama by Mark Frost and David Lynch is a cult phenomenon that only lasted for two seasons on ABC in 1990 and 1991, but has lived on in the Netflix era. Rumors of a third season have been swirling for years (when you really think about it, decades…) and on Friday things went into overdrive when the show’s creators dropped this not-so-subtle Twitter hint:
Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) October 3, 2014
Today Variety announced that Showtime will be bringing the series back in 2016. The show will pick up 25 years after the events of the mindfuck-of-a Season Two finale. Via:
The episodes are expected to bow in early 2016, which would coincide with the 25th anniversary of the show’s demise after two seasons on ABC in 1990 and 1991. The new segs will be set in the present day and continue storylines established in the second season. Sources emphasize that the new episodes will not be a remake or a reboot but will reflect the passage of time since viewers last checked in with key characters.
“Twin Peaks” was ahead of its time in its unusual, often surreal approach to telling the yarn of a murder mystery in a fictional small town in Washington state. The show bowed with a ton of buzz — Lynch was red-hot as a feature helmer at the time — but it had little in the way of a sustained audience by broadcast TV standards of the day.