Just when you thought we would all be having coffee with Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), Showtime’s revival of the cult classic ABC primetime soap opera, Twin Peaks has been delayed for its debut pushed back to 2017, according to the series co-creator Mark Frost.
The highly-anticipated revival of Twin Peaks from David Lynch and Frost had been moving forward, and then after a dispute with Showtime, Lynch had bowed out, but after some time everyone was back on board, and it was full steam ahead, so we thought into production. The revival was expected to bow this October of 2016.
In an interview with The Baseball Hall of Fame, Mark Frost was talking about how the original series broke the soap opera mold and then revealed the revival was pushed back to next year: “We had 32 hours back in 1991-92, and with my partner David Lynch we kind of blew open that genre of the nighttime soap and took it in a whole other direction. A lot of people always look back at Twin Peaks and say that was the start of this explosion we’ve had in good television drama, but we did it in a time when there were still only three networks. The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We’re coming back with season three of Twin Peaks after a 25-year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.”
The original Twin Peaks was one of the quirkiest soaps in history with character such as Killer BOB, Log Lady, and of course Laura Palmer, who was the subject of the murder set in a fictitious town in Washington State.
What do you think of the delay of Twin Peaks? Still excited to see it again some 25 years later?