‘Twin Peaks’ Limited Series Scheduled for Early 2017

Twin Peaks is coming to Showtime in early 2017! Tuesday’s Showtime panel at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour revealed all the details.

“I’m excited to tell you that David Lynch is now more than halfway through his shooting schedule, and the limited series will premiere in the first half of 2017”, said Showtime CEO David Nevins.

Although Kyle MacLachlan is the only star from the original series who is confirmed to return, rumors abound that original cast members Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer, Sheryl Lee, David Patrick Kelly and Richard Beymer are in talks to return, alongside possible new additions such as Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern, Robert Knepper, Balthazar Getty, and Amanda Seyfried. Sounds like a great cast, although I wish we’d get something official from Showtime at some point, maybe pics or even a quick teaser trailer. I suppose we’ll get something by the summer. All I know is I can’t wait to see what new mysteries Lynch has in store. Hopefully, the mystery this time around has a more satisfying solution.

'Twin Peaks' Limited Series Scheduled for Early 2017

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But even though MacLachlan is the only cast member anyone seems to be able to confirm right now, he’s not the only creative force coming back for this new iteration of Twin Peaks, as director/writer/creator David Lynch is directing all episodes, in addition to having co-written the script alongside his fellow Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost. Interestingly, all the episodes for the limited series come from one long script the two wrote, as Lynch is said to be “shooting the series continuously as a movie, and will later cut it into episodes.” It’s scheduled for nine episodes at the moment, although that number is likely to grow between now and the premiere date. And that’s good news for any fan of Twin Peaks.

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For more on the TCA Winter Press Tour, find out which hit series Showtime has renewed for next season!

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