The BBC is reporting that, according to creator David Lynch, Twin Peaks will be returning to your TV screen, in a series that will air on the Showtime network in 2016.
There’s not much news about the new show, other than that Lynch and Mark Frost, who created the original series, will write and produce all nine episodes of the new series. No word on whether the Log Lady, dancing midgets, Agent Dale Cooper, lots of coffee, the White Room, or any of the other mainstays of the original series will be returning.
I wonder if the success of The Leftovers and some of the other bizarre TV series of the current day made the return of Twin Peaks possible. The Leftovers is weird, but I maintain that Twin Peaks was the most otherworldly, head-scratching, chillingly strange TV show ever broadcast. It had a certain hypnotic creepiness that made it impossible to miss.
I have no idea what the new show will be like, or how it will relate (if at all) to the old show. I just know that, when the new series kicks off, I’ll definitely be watching.
Think back to your days at your old Alma Mater.
Perhaps you went to the University Flick, on High Street. Or you went to the repertory theater in your college town. Or you went to see the odd, often old, movies shown by your school’s film and cinema department. Or, because you are just a perverse individual, you were fascinated by David Lynch’s epic Eraserhead.
Either way, when you were in college you got to see an eclectic mix of movies that you aren’t likely to see at your standard suburban multiplex. It was a great time to watch movies, and talk about movies, and learn about movies.
Think about your college movie experience, and you’ll be more likely to appreciate Richard’s movie reviews for Vox — like his latest, of The Act of Killing. It sounds like a great movie — but then, Richard has a talent for making just about every movie worth seeing. If you have not subscribed to his Twitter feed, you’re missing out. His thoughts are well worth hearing.