Twin Peaks Returns! Showtime Orders Limited-Series Continuation of David Lynch-Mark Frost Classic

Twin Peaks Cancelled on Showtime

Where there’s smoke there’s… cherry pie!

Turns out all of that Twin Peaks revival buzz was much ado about something. Showtime confirmed on Monday that it has given the green light to a nine-episode revival of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s seminal ’90s drama series.

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This would not be a reboot but a present-day continuation — in the same vein as TNT’s Dallas. Lynch and Frost will pen all nine episodes, with Lynch directing every installment. Production will begin in 2015 and air in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of the series finale.

Ahead of Showtime’s formal announcement, Lynch and Frost released the following video on Twitter early Monday:

What’s more, Showtime will re-air the first two seasons of Twin Peaks, in advance of the new episodes airing in 2016.

Rumors of a new Twin Peaks project spread like wildfire Friday after Lynch and Frost published the following identical tweets:

The seminal ABC series recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special Blu-ray release Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, featuring more than 90 minutes of deleted scenes.

Which original Twin Peaks characters do you want to see brought back in Season 3? Check out the gallery for our essential 15!

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32 Comments
  1. James says:

    Well, now the blu-ray is a liar

    • alistaircrane says:

      It’s called the Complete Mystery and it does contain everything to do with the Laura Palmer mystery. ;-)

  2. ggny000 says:

    Wow that is pretty cool. Right network for it also

  3. Kristen says:

    YES!!

  4. Suraj says:

    Showtime produces the best television in the world but I don’t think they would be able to do anything worthy of the original Twin Peaks.

    • alistaircrane says:

      It’s David Lynch and Mark Frost doing all the work. Showtime is simply airing the series! LOL

    • ggny000 says:

      Ya it is not like they brought in a new creative team. It is Lynch and Frost it will be the same greatness

      • Rena Moretti says:

        I’d be very surprised if it were. They should be making a new, different, original show!!!

        I mean, they couldn’t keep it going for two seasons then as they ran out of interesting material!!

    • Rena Moretti says:

      In what universe does Showtime produce even passably good television..?!!!!

  5. alistaircrane says:

    This is perfect!!!!

  6. csr says:

    AWESOME NEWS!!!

  7. sharrie says:

    fantastic news, I NEVER thought Lynch would continue OR reboot Twin Peaks!!

  8. Annie says:

    Well STFU and GTFO!

  9. JeffDJ says:

    This is awesome news!! I guess it’s time to start bingeing the series on Netflix and dusting off that Angelo Badalamenti soundtrack (he’s gotta come back too, right?).

  10. Steven says:

    Now if Showtime can order a continuation of Freaks and Geeks, My So Called Life, and Firefly we’ll be all set.

  11. Geo says:

    Wow Bob Wow!

  12. The Beach says:

    I’m hoping it will be much more like the first season which was great, must-watch watercooler TV and not like the second season which was a total nonsensical mess…fingers crossed.

  13. kenl says:

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. KT says:

    I’m so excited! Twin Peaks was iconic and no one has been able to make anything that had the same sense of mystery and odd characters. I still listen to the soundtrack all the time. I can’t wait!

  15. Pati says:

    I’m so curious about this show. I tried to watch once on netflix but never finished. There’s always so much buzz about it.

  16. Joey says:

    Color me completely excited. Ever since the rumors surfaced last week I’ve been rewatching the series on Netflix. Kind of a shame that they didn’t ink a deal with Netflix instead, since Twin Peaks is always one of their most popular shows.

  17. Sue White says:

    I’d love to see the SyFy Channel pick up Intelligence and/or Almost Human.

  18. Rena Moretti says:

    What a sad joke… :(

    That wave of uncreativity and constant remakes has to stop!!!!

    • Sue White says:

      I hate to say this because I’m probably the only person who will, but I never cared for Twin Peaks. I just couldn’t get into it. I love most mysteries, I love SF and ‘horror’ stories, but I just couldn’t ever enjoy Twin Peaks. To all those who loved it, I’m happy for you that it seems to be coming back. Enjoy. The can’t anybody in the creative aspect of TV CREATE?

    • Sue White says:

      I hate to say this because I’m probably the only person who will, but I never cared for Twin Peaks. I just couldn’t get into it. I love most mysteries, I love SF and ‘horror’ stories, but I just couldn’t ever enjoy Twin Peaks. To all those who loved it, I’m happy for you that it seems to be coming back. Enjoy. But can’t anybody in the creative aspect of TV CREATE?

  19. Derp says:

    Confucius say “When ship long sail, let sleeping dog lie.”

  20. David Kramer says:

    “See you again in 25 years…..”
    -Laura Palmer