by: S. Scott Stanikmas
With David Lynch officially back behind the camera, the Showtime revival of Twins Peak is now moving forward at a decent clip.
At the Television Critics Association, Showtime president David Nevins spoke about Lynch returning to the show after the minor kerfluffle between the creator and the network and just how many episodes we can expect:
I never had any doubts we were going to get him back. This was a huge priority project to me. What happened was it became clear it was going to take more than nine episodes which was what we originally planned and budgeted for the length of the series. We had to work out the details of the series and I really wanted David to direct the whole thing. We eventually got through it.
…They’re going to decide. I expect it to be more than nine but it’s open ended…I’ll let him cut it into as many episodes as wants to. He’s directing it as one long movie is basically how he’s approaching it.
Nevins did confirm that shooting would start in September but wouldn’t nail down an exact date as to when we can expect to see a final product. He said that we should expect 2017, but if all goes smoothly it could happen as early as 2016.
No one but Kyle MacLachlan has put pen to paper to appear in the revival, but worth production slated to start in less than a month, it’s only logical that we’ll get more casting news as the days go by.
For now, let’s just be happy that we get to return to the quirky little town of Twin Peaks.