Showtime has confirmed via Twitter that the eagerly anticipated third season of Twin Peaks begins shooting next month. They are hoping the series will be ready for airing in 2016.
During a panel at the ongoing Television Critics Association, Showtime head David Nevins was excited about Twin Peaks, and offered this brief update:
“You should be optimistic that the people that you want will be there, and then there will be some surprises in addition.”
“I’m hoping we make 2016. It’s not clear. It’s ultimately going to be in their control. They’re going to shoot the whole thing and then they’ll start posting… but I’m hoping sooner rather than later.”
He also confirmed that David Lynch would be directing every episode of the new series, and that there will be at least nine episodes. Nevin then discussed how there was never any doubt of Lynch’s involvement:
“I never had any doubts we were going to get him back. This was a huge priority project to me. It became clear that it was going to take more than nine episodes, which was the originally planned for and budgeted length of the series. I really wanted to get David to direct the whole thing, and he wanted to direct the whole thing. We had to work out the details.”
He could not offer up any story details, but teases fans with the following:
“I promised David…that I wouldn’t say anything, certainly not going into what the content looks like. I feel like its very satisfying. There’s certain basic questions that I had at the end of the original three seasons given where Agent Cooper is, and I think those questions get answered.”
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.
— Showtime (@SHO_Network) August 11, 2015