UPDATED: Is Twin Peaks coming back to TV?

News Louisa Mellor 3 Jan 2013 - 14:43

Garbed in the heaviest of rumour disclaimers comes a whisper that NBC could be in talks with David Lynch to revive Twin Peaks...

UPDATE: No. It really isn't. Here's what co-creator Mark Frost had to say on Twitter about the matter: "Dear Internet: You are very good at spreading rumors. Truth is more valuable and much harder to come by. Sincerely yours, @mfrost11".

In all honesty, the answer to the above question is probably: no, it isn't, but in the interest of having something to talk about on a blustery January afternoon, let's rehearse the rumour currently circulating.

According to a suspect anonymous forum post (yes, that's roughly as official as this one gets), David Lynch has been in talks with NBC to discuss a possible revival for the early nineties show that brought the world the Red Room, the Log Lady, and the world's most terrifying accidental on-screen appearance by a set dresser.

As anyone who's followed series co-creators Lynch and Mark Frost over the past twenty years will know, a third season for Twin Peaks is not outside of the realm of possibility were the network to go for one. Recently in fact, Frost told SciFi Now that reviving the show is "something we talk about from time to time… If we ever do decide to move forward, I know we have a rich trove to draw from.”

The rumour suggests that the new season of the show would revisit many of the original cast members, and be set in the modern day. For more spoiler-y information, take a look here.

Seeing as unfounded rumours hop around on the internet like fleas on a mangy cat, we wouldn't be surprised if this one dies a quiet death, but if it doesn't? That could be some damn fine news.


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I thought it was a black or white lodge, not a red one, anyways bring it back.

The black/white lodge are different things from the red room, Pip.

Bob is dead so why bother?

Bob is not dead. I believe the series ended with Cooper now possessed with Bob.

Already a confirmed hoax.

I would watch. I watch anything David Lynch does, and Twin Peaks is my favorite thing he's done (Blue Velvet's close, though).

You would think Lynch would jump at the chance, I don't suppose he has been raking the cash in with his website or movies, and for such a large cast of actors, they didn't really go onto greater things

I used to think that until I watched inland empire

Great show. Season 1 took my breath away. Season 2 was good as well. If they ever did a series 3 then kyle maclachlan as the villain would would be great, with a new young actor playing an FBI agent trying to pick up the pieces.

I believe he is referring to Frank Silva, the prop master who played BOB. He died of an AIDS related illness 5 years after the show finished.

I nearly dropped my bacon sandwich when I read the headline!!! Twin Peaks - the greatest TV show EVER!!!

Mulholland Dr all the way.

Well, it could be a 4 way tie with Twin Peaks (just on the Eps directed by Lynch alone), Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr. and Eraserhead, because i think they're all equally great. But Blue Velvet is the first Lynch i saw, so that gives it a bit of an edge right there. But there's something about the depth, the humor, and the greatness of the huge cast that will always top the others in my heart, if only by a little.

I still have yet to see it, but i think i will remedy that this week-end.

Although the updated "denial" is hardly a denial at all, I hope they don't bring it back. Twin Peaks was a great show, made even better by the lack of episodes, the freedom from corporate control from its creators and the time of its release. It should be left alone as a great work of art and to try to modernise it, even with Lynch and Maclachlan would be a recipe for disaster and truly taint the original.

[Homer Simpson]
mmmmmmmmmm bakon sandwitch!

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I recently watched the whole series followed by FWWM. It was a remarkable piece of work. Near perfection apart from a flabby mid section to the 2nd season. The ending in the series was meant to be a cliff hanger, but it actually turned out to be a brilliant ending and FWWM tied up Laura Palmer's story up nicely (well, not so nicely). That said, I would love to see more, but doubt that it would ever happen.

ok, but don't say i didn't warn you

Oh thats sad. Thanks for the info though.

RIP Frank Silva. In his few minutes of screen time throughout the series BOB has the honorable distinction of being the only monster in my adult life to genuinely give me nightmares. I was genuinely scared to walk past mirrors for weeks after first seeing THAT episode.

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