David Lynch has confirmed that a Twin Peaks sequel will surface in 2016. The popular cult TV series was a huge hit among Lynch’s fans, but only managed to air from 1990 through 1991.
The cult TV show will return for nine new episodes and will be featured as a direct sequel to the original series.
David Lynch took a very direct approach to announce the new Twin Peak episodes.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) October 6, 2014
That tweet points to a Twin Peaks renewal announcement video that was posted to YouTube on October 6.
The YouTube page for the announcement reads:
“The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winner TWIN PEAKS will return as a new limited series on SHOWTIME in 2016. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series, and Lynch will direct every episode. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base.”
The new season is rumored to feature a self-contained continuation of the original run. It is being written and produced by Lynch and Mark Frost, and Lynch directing every episode. The 2016 airing isn’t a coincidence, as it will mark the culture series’ 25th anniversary. The show will air on Showtime.
We had a good feeling that a Twin Peaks continuation was on the way after months of tweets that hinted at David Lynch returning to the series.
“Hanging with my friend David Lynch… damn good hair!”
—Kyle MacLachlan (September 2014). pic.twitter.com/REp9KkJi5e
— Twin Peaks (@ThatsOurWaldo) September 17, 2014
Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) October 3, 2014
Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style.#damngoodcoffee
— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) October 3, 2014
Are you ready to see what has happened in Twin Peaks over the last 25 years?