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UPDATE: Showtime Shares a Moody Teaser for Twin Peaks Season 3

Image from the Twin Peaks TV show

Are You Ready For Twin Peaks Season 3, set to arrive on May 21, 2017?

A few days after David Lynch, select cast members, and some Showtime execs discussed the upcoming debut of Twin Peaks season 3 at the TCA 2017 winter event, Showtime has posted a teaser for the series showing Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper.

In keeping with their promise not to reveal or spoil the plot of the upcoming Twin Peaks revival, the teaser reveals no plot details.

UPDATE 1-9-17: Co-Creator David Lynch Discusses Twin Peaks Season 3

Apparently, the release date and episode count weren’t the only nifty bits of Twin Peaks news the ongoing TCA event had for fans. According to THR, series co-creator and all-around mysterious guy, David Lynch made a roughly 15-minute appearance, providing a little additional insight into the show’s revival, and a few cryptic bits of news.

First up, Lynch discussed his vision for the Twin Peaks season 3 revival, saying that he views the 18 episodes as a film. “And a film in parts is what people will experience. It was a joyful experience. This word ‘expect’ is a magical word. People expect things, and their expectations are hopefully met when they see the thing.

He also talked about how the revival got started, crediting series co-creator Mark Frost with the idea. “It was Mark who contacted me, many years ago now and asked if I wanted to go back into that world. We met at [Hollywood bar] Musso & Frank and talked. And that’s what got us going again for this one.” Lynch added that the two of them collaborated and wrote on the project together using Skype.

And when asked what killed the original series, he answered that “What killed Twin Peaks originally…. “Who killed Laura Palmer?” was a question that we never really wanted to answer. That was the goose that laid these golden eggs. And at a certain point, we were told to wrap that up, and it never really got back going after that.” He added that the prequel movie that followed the series was “very important” in how it related to the series.

Finally, when asked if there would be more ‘Twin Peaks,’ he replied with “Before I said I wasn’t going to revisit it, and I did. You never say no. But right now there’s no plan for anything more.” So while there are rumors of more Twin Peaks on the horizon, take them for what they are at this point: rumors.

Also, after Lynch departed, some of the series stars who were previously scheduled to appear took to the stage. And though they didn’t reveal much additional information on the new episodes, Kyle MacLachlan did say, regarding what Lynch shared, “He gave you guys a lot.”

UPDATE 1, 1-9-17: Twin Peaks Season 3 Release Date, Episode Count Revealed

Apparently, we’re not the only ones with Twin Peaks on the brain right now. Showtime has just revealed via Twitter the release date for the new series.

In addition, Deadline is reporting a few more details. First, Showtime President David Nevins revealed at TCA that the new season will have 18 episodes. And second, the series will debut with a two-hour premiere, and immediately following the premiere, Showtime will be making episodes 3 and 4 available as well, via their digital platform.

And, Nevins is saying he’s seen the new 18 episode run and had this to say. “David Lynch is one of the great film masters of my lifetime. And I think the version you’re going to see is pure heroin David Lynch, and I’m very excited to be the one putting it out.

Can. Not. Wait.

Original Post 4-25-16: Shooting Wraps on Twin Peaks Season 3, Is More Planned?

Following a 25 year hiatus, Twin Peaks is finally getting a new season. And while it isn’t big news that Twin Peaks season 3 is on the way, it’s now one step closer, as principal photography just wrapped. The shooting took place over 7 months and 140 shooting days, with filming done both on sets and on location throughout Washington state and Los Angeles.

This is great news for fans, because although Twin Peaks Season 3 was announced as early as October 2014, due to a string of issues, it seemed like the project might ultimately not get off the ground. Thankfully, however, issues were resolved and Showtime greenlit the project, shooting has wrapped, and we can look forward to the new season in early 2017. Officially, only Kyle MacLachlan will be returning as Agent Dale Cooper. But unofficially, several other members of the original are rumored to be returning, including Lara Flynn Boyle as Donna Hayward. Others, like Piper Laurie and Joan Chen, might re-surface as well.

But even if the cast is largely made up of new faces, take a look at the list of talent that will be joining us for Twin Peaks season 3: Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Judd, Tom Sizemore, Balthazar Getty, Patrick Fischler and many, many more. I mean, uh, well, yeah.  That’s a pretty awesome new cast. Their roles are currently unknown, but this is David Lynch, so there’s a decent chance it will be weird, with a side of strange, and maybe a helping or two of mysterious.

Twin Peaks Season 3 poster

For those fans who cannot wait until next year, a Twin Peaks novel will be coming out this October, titled The Secret History of Twin Peaks, written by the series co-creator Mark Frost. The novel will be somewhat of an intro to the new season, with it being about the mysterious origin story of the famous town, starting way back in the 18th century, up until now.

As per usual, rumors are spreading like wildfire, with a particularly interesting tidbit from Go For Locations, a Twitter account known to fans as a source of inside information regarding Twin Peaks. They tweeted that the production was wrapping on the first 2 seasons.

Tweet from For Locations hinting at more than just Twin Peaks season 3

That’s right, 2 seasons. This tweet was later deleted, but a few people quick on the draw took screenshots. More Twin Peaks? Yes, please.  Also, in response to a fan’s tweet, Kyle MacLachlan confirmed that there will be some crap inducing scares in Twin Peaks season 3:

So, what are you looking forward to the most with this new season of Twin Peaks?

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