If the amount of off screen drama surrounding “Twin Peaks” season three winds up matching what’s contained in David Lynch and Mark Frost‘s brewing return to the cult show, then we’ll be in for a treat. However, everyone involved has thus far tested the patience of long time fans, as another bump in the road has appeared.
Frost recently visited the National Baseball Hall Of Fame, and reflected on the history of “Twin Peaks,” while providing a little update on the status of the show at the moment. “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,” he said. “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.”
Wait, 2017? Say it ain’t so. No reason is given for the change of plans which had the show dropping in 2016, but it might have to do with the new season expanding from nine to eighteen episodes. And given how painful it was locking Lynch into the contract in the first place, perhaps Showtime realizes there’s no sense in pushing him at this point.
However, this is still a bummer for fans. But for those who want a nostalgia fix for a returning ’90s TV series in 2016, there’s always “The X-Files.” [Welcome To Twin Peaks]