Everything We Know About the Twin Peaks Reboot
The X-Files isn't the only awesome supernatural 90s show making a comeback, we've known for a while now that Twin Peaks will also return to television screens thanks to Showtime, either in 2016 or 2017 at the latest. But while we've been aware for months that Twin Peaks was returning, information regarding the reboot has been spotty at best, and contradictory at worst. So to give us a clearer idea of what we can expect when the bizarre residents of Washington's weirdest town once again grace us with their presence, here's everything we know about the new Twin Peaks.
David Lynch and Mark Frost Wrote It
Series co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost have already written the new season, and they wrote it as one giant movie script that they then will break down into episodes.
Lynch Will Direct All Episodes
After dropping out of the project in April over monetary issues, Lynch returned in May after reaching a deal with Showtime. He has since announced that he'll be directing every episode, and also has complete creative control over the show.
It's Going to Be Between 9 and 18 Episodes
Nine episodes were originally planned, and then reports started coming in that the season would actually have double that amount. The latest information comes from Showtime's president David Nevins, who says there will almost definitely be more than nine episodes, but he can't say how many.
Kyle MacLachlan Is Coming Back
The show's star will be back as Agent Dale Cooper, but so far he's the only confirmed cast member. It's assumed that as many series regulars as the show has room for will return, but none have officially been announced. It was reported in January that Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), and Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne) were all returning, but as far as we know, no deals have been reached. The guy who played Hawk claims Michael Ontkean will be back as Sheriff Truman, but who knows if that's true. David Duchovny has also stated he would like to return, and we're over the moon at the prospect of Agent Mulder and Denise Bryson both being on TV in 2016.
The Schmaltzy Music Will Be Present
One of the things that made Twin Peaks so delightfully weird was the bizarro soap opera soundtrack pacing the episodes. And it sounds like we can expect more of the same, with original composer Angelo Badalamenti said to be returning.
It Starts Shooting Next Month
If they haven't finalized casting they'd better get the ball rolling because there are only a couple weeks left until September, when the new season is slated to begin filming. Then again, maybe it'll just be a bunch of footage of Dale Cooper eating cherry pie.