We told you yesterday that the Twin Peaks remake could be dead in the water. It turns out that was not really the case and things are back on track. Entertainment Weekly spoke with Showtime and they assured the outlet that everything is a go. Lynch’s uncertainty about the fate of the series was news to them. The network has received all of Lynch’s scripts and has greenlit the series. They have also signed Kyle McLachlan to reprise his role as Agent Cooper.
A source close to the show told EW, “Nothing is going on that’s any more than any preproduction process with David Lynch. Everything is moving forward and everybody is crazy thrilled and excited.”
The site reached out to Lynch’s rep for further clarification but Lynch’s rep had no comment about the situation.
As we previously reported, David Lynch will be producing all episodes of the reboot – nine in total. The new series will be set in the present and is scheduled to revisit the storyline that started in the first two seasons.
The nine episode limited series is expected to go into production this year and enjoy a limited run beginning in 2016. The premiere is expected to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the series original bow on ABC.
The original program followed the exploits of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who was sent to the logging town of Twin Peaks to investigate the murder of Laura Palmer. The show lasted for two seasons and developed a massive cult following. Since it was cancelled prior to the the storyline being completed, a movie, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me was released in 1992.
Stay tuned to the site for more info on the rebooted series as it becomes available!