It seems like 40 million years ago it was announced that they’d be reviving the cult classic show, Twin Peaks, because, you know, that’s what tv does now. Cancels shows then revives them years later. If it wasn’t for this foolish method of television, Family Guy would’ve been dead since 1999, but I digress.
The other day my friend Aryn was like ‘Is that Twin Peaks reboot even still a thing or did I imagine it?’ and I honestly couldn’t remember, but yeah, no, it’s still a thing that’s happening, David Lynch actually gave an interview about it just yesterday.
For those of you who are too young to remember Twin Peaks, it is honestly the weirdest fucking show that has ever existed in the history of television, and this is coming from someone who has seen every episode of Rick and Morty and Bojack Horeseman. However, regardless of how weird it was, it was also incredibly influential. Since it ended in 1991 after a mere two seasons, there have legit been 25,981,047 shows about a kid/teen getting murdered in a small town and small town secrets are thus revealed. The Killing, Broadchurch, that dumb looking new Riverdale show, just to name a few. The show revolved around murdered teen Laura Palmer, and all the weird shit that went down in her small town, Twin Peaks, after her death.
Show co-creator and king of the weird af directors, David Lynch, made an appearance at the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday and confirmed that yes, the reboot was still happening, and would premiere Sunday, May 21st.
The reboot is 18 hours long (I assume it will be several episodes, but with David Lynch you never know. It might be just one 18-hour episode) and was written by Lynch and Mark Frost, the original creators. Basically nothing is known about the plot, but fan favorite characters Special Agent Dale Cooper, Shelly Johnson, and Lucy Moran will all be coming back, played by the original actors who played them!
After the show ended, they made the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me about the last seven days of Laura Palmer’s life. Lynch said yesterday that the movie is important to the new story:
The story of Laura’s last seven days [is] very much important to this.
So if you thought you’d never watch Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me ever again, think again!
Also, Brad Mercer: If you’re reading this, I still have your Twin Peaks boxset from when we dated back in 2010. I’ll totally give it back as soon as I re-watch it all over again in preparation for this.