New “Twin Peaks” Won’t Hit Until 2017

First the “Twin Peaks” revival was happening, then it wasn’t. Then it was on again, then David Lynch was dropping out, then it was off again, then it was back on again with Lynch and some extra episodes.

Showtime’s follow-up to the 1990s mystery series has certainly seen its share of offscreen drama, and today it seems another one has popped up. Executive producer and co-creator Mark Frost recently visited the National Baseball Hall Of Fame and revealed that sadly the show will premiere later than expected.

Originally Showtime was planning to premiere the nine episode event series next year. But it looks as though the recent doubling of the episode order to eighteen means the premiere has had to be pushed back a bit. Discussing the original series’ impact and the new episodes, Frost says (via Welcome to Twin Peaks):

“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. 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.”

Hopefully it will be early 2017.