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David Lynch, Showtime Team for New ‘Twin Peaks’ Season

Lynch is re-teaming with Mark Frost for a nine-episode return to the world of “Twin Peaks” starting in 2016. The series, to air on Showtime, will begin shooting next year and be set in the present.

Lynch and Frost will write all nine installments with Lynch assuming directorial duties. They shared this joint comment with the press:

Lynch and Frost added: “The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”

To get viewers up to speed, Showtime will broadcast previous seasons prior to the relaunch. The show, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Lara Flynn Boyle and Sherilyn Fenn, followed the troubling fallout from the death of a town’s homecoming queen, Laura Palmer. The series captured a quick cult following thanks to its dreamlike imagery, a strong cast and the notion that a sleepy little town had plenty of secrets worth spilling.

The show’s reception could be bigger in 2016.

The new “Twin Peaks” arrives when content can be enjoyed on multiple devices or binge watched at one’s leisure. The original “Peaks,” broadcast on ABC, had none of those advantages. It still managed to mesmerize the nation.

No wonder Lynch and Frost are giddy to reboot the series and see what they can dream up next.

Twin Peaks | Coming to Showtime

DID YOU KNOW: The series’ original title was “Northwest Passage.”

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