The highly anticipated return of Twin Peaks, which is back for a third season, was due to air on Showtime next year. Sadly Variety report that this is not now the case, and instead Twin Peaks is looking to air in 2017 instead.
The new limited-series iteration of the cult-fave ABC series from David Lynch and Mark Frost had been targeting a 2016 premiere, but CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves said Tuesday during CBS’ third-quarter earnings conference call that the limited series would premiere in 2017. He touted it as a property that will likely drive subscriptions of Showtime’s newly launched standalone broadband offering.
The “Twin Peaks” sequel has been in the works for more than a year. But the project hit a speedbump earlier this year when Lynch and Showtime tussled over budget issues and the number of episodes to be produced. They wound up hammering out a deal that calls for the production of “more than nine” episodes, all directed by Lynch.
Showtime chief David Nevins acknowledged earlier this year at the Television Critics Assn. that the limited series might shift to 2017. The 2016 premiere date would have marked 25 years since the end of the original ABC series. A Showtime rep said a late 2016 premiere date is still a possibility.
Kyle MacLachlan and other original stars are lined up for the sequel. Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Jason Leigh have also joined the cast.
Twin Peaks Season 3 will be Lynch’s first major filming work since 2008’s superb INLAND EMPIRE,and this alone is a reason to be extremely excited.
The location of filming will once again be the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, including North Bend and Snoqualmie, WA. Twede’s cafe (above) in North Bend will again be transformed into the Double R Diner, so expect to see plenty of fine coffee and cherry pie.
Long time Twin Peaks (and regular David Lynch collaborator) music composer Angelo Badalamenti will return to create more offbeat music for the new series.