In 2016, it will be 25 years since Laura Palmer promised (or warned) agent Dale Cooper that she would see him in 25 years. In 2016, it will be 25 years since that statement. On October 4, David Lynch tweeted, “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee” Then on October 6, Showtime released a video on YouTube announcing the return of Twin Peaks. Lynch’s Twitter feed linked to the video, adding “Dear Twitter Friends… it is happening again. #damngoodcoffee.
The video is a simple scene of Laura Palmer snapping her fingers in slow motion and a shot of the sign shown at the opening of Twin Peaks. The description announces, “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.” SHOWTIME will re-air the first two seasons of TWIN PEAKS, in advance of the new episodes going on air in 2016.
Some people believe the show wasn’t worth continuing once Laura’s killer was revealed. But a few clues hint at the next chapter. If you recall, both The One-armed Man and Laura’s Father had spirits living inside of them. The show hinted, “The owls are not what they seem.” That could easily be dismissed as Lynchian weirdness. But when spirit “Bob” leaves Laura’s father in the interrogation room, the next shot is of a spooky owl, insinuating the spirits live in the owls between inhabiting humans. In the very last scene of the last episode of the TV show, Agent Cooper is taken over by “Bob.” This plotline could be very interesting. A picture from September of Kyle MacLachlan with David Lynch suggests that he will be back. McLaughlin’s Hollywood Hills home is also up for rent.
According to Showtime, “TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base.” A satisfying conclusion from David Lynch? We bought that once for “Fire Walk with Me.” Still, come 2016 I will be glued to the TV, cherry pie in hand.