David Lynch hasn’t made a movie since 2006’s “Inland Empire,” and his decade-long hiatus from the silver screen shows no sign of ending anytime soon. He is reviving “Twin Peaks” for a third season next year, however, and a new interview with Time Out suggests that he’s more into that format: “cable television is the new art-house,” Lynch says.
“The feature film and the form of the feature film is not so pleasing to people these days,” he argues. “A continuing story seems to be what is interesting for people nowadays.” The interview was occasioned in part by the “Mulholland Drive,” “Blue Velvet” and “Eraserhead” director receiving the Namaste Award from Yoga Gives Back; Lynch is a longtime practitioner and proponent of Transcendental Meditation (TM). That doesn’t mean he wasn’t asked about “Twin Peaks,” of course, but he was tight-lipped: “I’m not allowed to talk about Twin Peaks” was his short response.
Most of the main cast is returning to season three of “Twin Peaks,” which will consist of 18 episodes, all of them directed by Lynch. Showtime will air it sometime in the first half of 2017.