I'm just now realizing I never followed up my last article about David Lynch dropping out of Showtime's continuation of Twin Peaks, but in case you haven't heard, everything was worked out behind the scenes and he and co-creator Mark Frost are back in business with the network. The only downside for fans is that while we were once expecting new episodes of the show in 2016, we'll now have to wait until 2017 to return to Lynch's bizarre universe.
Frost spoke with the National Baseball Hall of Fame recently — if this isn't the strangest outlet for an exclusive, I don't know what is — and revealed the delay:
“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.”
Thanks to The Playlist for pointing this out. No reason was provided for why the episodes won't be coming on the previous timetable, but as The Playlist speculates, it may involve the original nine episodes being bumped up to an eighteen episode order. That's double the workload, and it may just be a matter of taking the time to make sure everything's all good before they release it to upon the world.