“TWIN PEAKS” Revival Doubles Episode Order, Badalamenti to Return


The journey from announcement to conception for Showtime’s TWIN PEAKS revival has been nearly as surreal and backwards as the series itself, with David Lynch’s exit and subsequent return being the the cherry on top. But now, it finally seems that everything is falling into place, and according to reliable fan site WELCOME TO TWIN PEAKS, the series will be back in a bigger way than any fan could have imagined as Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee made a few excellent announcements during the Twin Peaks’ panel at Seattle’s Crypticon.

The first reveal was probably the most exciting of the three, as Fenn and Lee confirmed that Showtime has not only ordered more hourlong episodes from the series, but has essentially doubled their initial order, as 2016’s TWIN PEAKS will offer 18 episodes of Lynch-directed madness instead of the originally announced nine episodes. To put that in perspective, the initial order is much akin to TWIN PEAKS’ debut season of eight episodes as opposed to the new order, which is closer to the 22 episode second season. And if this is truly going to be a limited event series, perhaps the longer order is to properly wrap the series up neatly as opposed to leaving anything open for further adventures into TWIN PEAKS.

Another reveal made at Crypticon was the original composer for TWIN PEAKS, longtime Lynch collaborator Angelo Badalamenti, will return for the revival and will be composing brand new music for the series. This marks the first time in 15 years that Badalamenti and Lynch have worked together on a narrative project, and fuels the hope for fans that there will be more than just Lynch behind the aesthetic continuity of the series.

Other revelations made at the panel is that the series will officially begin filming this September (and one might expect a summer filled with casting announcements and veiled plot spoilers), and the confirmation that the Double R Diner will be returning in its original location as filming will once again take place in the Pacific Northwest. Stay tuned for more on TWIN PEAKS 2016 as it becomes available…

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