Better pour yourself a cup of damn good coffee, because this bit of news might be hard to take if you’re a diehard “Twin Peaks” fan. Last fall, it was announced with great fanfare that “Twin Peaks” would be returning for a new season in 2016 on Showtime, with many of the original cast members coming back. After a flurry of news not much has been heard since, and it would appear there’s a good reason why.
During a Q&A session as part of his “Between Two Worlds” exhibition in Brisbane, Australia, the filmmaker responded to questions about “Twin Peaks” by saying there were “complications” at the moment. He then further added on the ABC News program “The Mix” that, “I haven’t returned yet. And we’re still working on the contract. But I love the world of Twin Peaks and I love those characters. And I think it will be very special to go back into that world.” So, time to panic? Probably not.
Fansite Lynchland got in touch with Jose Da Silva, the curator of the “Between Two Worlds” exhibition who played down the Lynch comments stating that the director “simply mentioned that there were contractual issues holding up the process. It will happen.” More interestingly, he also notes that the new season will be shot digitally instead of on film. So basically, it looks like a boardroom battle spilled out in the open. Our guess? It’ll get resolved and everything will be back on track soon enough, unless Showtime and Lynch really can’t get on the same page, which would be unfortunate.
So, we’ll see what happens, but we’ll leave you with the words of Dale Cooper: “I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.” [via Welcome To Twin Peaks]
Just saw David Lynch speak at QPAC. He says he’s “not sure” if the new Twin Peaks will definitely happen, as there are “complications”.
— Alasdair Duncan (@alasdairduncan) March 14, 2015
David Lynch reponds to the question what it feels like to return to Twin Peaks after 25 years: “I haven’t returned yet. And we’re still working on the contract. But I love the world of Twin Peaks and I love those characters. And I think it will be very special to go back into that world.” Source: #TheMix #ABCNews #DavidLynch #TwinPeaks2016
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