Twin Peaks won’t be airing on Showtime until sometime in 2017. Thankfully the updates roll in, stoking our anticipation of the next installment of the series.
First up, just published today, is Mark Frost’s new book, The Secret History of Twin Peaks. While I do plan on picking up a copy of the hardback, I’ve already downloaded the audio book from Audible. I just couldn’t pass up hearing narration by Mark Frost himself, along with Kyle MacLachlan, Len Cariou, Michael Horse and others. I’m sure it will be a great listen, with original members of the cast contributing. The preview that I heard, posted below, contains a lot of detail that maybe easier to comprehend in text, though.
From the publisher, Macmillan Audio:
The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale.The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.Full cast of narrators includes Amy Shiels, Annie Wersching, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly and James Morrison.
Also, Showtime has posted a video teaser featuring cast members Kyle MacLachlan, Miguel Ferrer, Kimmy Robertson as well as Jim Belushi, Amy Shiels and Chrysta Bell. They offer the briefest of glimpses into the return to Twin Peaks. Lynch isn’t one for spoilery previews, but what we get here is enough to make us want more.
The teaser also sets expectations high. MacLachlan hints there is a lightness to the sequel, which begs the obvious question: will the new series be more like the television show, or the Fire Walk with Me prequel movie? Or something completely new? Lynch and Frost have had a lot of time ponder and plan the tone of the new show, so I’m betting they’ve struck a damn fine balance.
From Showtime’s Twin Peaks channel on YouTube:
The cast members of Twin Peaks – Kyle MacLachlan, Jim Belushi, Miguel Ferrer, Kimmy Robertson, Dana Ashbrook, Amy Shiels, James Marshall, Robert Knepper, Chrysta Bell, and Harry Goaz – talk about the show and returning to film after all these years. Don’t miss new episodes starting in 2017.
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The critically-acclaimed, ground breaking television phenomenon TWIN PEAKS returns as a limited series to SHOWTIME in 2017. Currently in production, TWIN PEAKS is written and produced by series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost and is directed entirely by David Lynch. While the full mystery awaits, fans can expect many familiar faces, including Golden Globe® winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan, who reprises his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper.
Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…