For those of us that are paying attention there are certain little hints and wisps of smoke appearing that seem to suggest that the creators of the TV series Twin Peaks might be up to something. Something along the lines of maybe a Twin Peaks reboot, or maybe a Twin Peaks mini-series, or possibly even a second Twin Peaks movie about the town of Twin Peaks 25 years later.
As readers of this blog would be aware, Twin Peaks, at its time, was the most amazing TV series put to air. It was so amazing that it has stood the test of time. Because of this there are many fans who do not want to see the creators try and bring the Twin Peaks magic back because something so fine just cannot be recreated. However there are just as many fans who want to see what David Lynch and Mark Frost would do with a new Twin Peaks 25 years later.
Earlier this year David Lynch released the Blu-ray packaging of Twin Peaks called “Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery” which included the TV series and the prequel film Fire Walk With Me. This has sold exceptionally well and probably mostly to fans who already own the two previous DVD box set releases.
Each year in America the Twin Peaks festival sells out about six months before it even happens.
But Lynch and Frost have a lot of hard thinking to do if they were seriously going to try and somehow re-spawn the Twin Peaks magic today. In order for the economics to work they would need to put something together that pleased the current fan base while attracting tens of thousands of new viewers who have never heard of Twin Peaks. The new story would have to somehow dovetail into the old story but at the same time not rely too heavily on it or new viewers would not tag along.
But then how do they handle the fact that at the end of the series Special Agent Dale Cooper became the host of the evil spirit ‘Bob’. Would he still be the host of Bob 25 years later? I don’t really see how that would work.
I will admit it would be seriously interesting to see how Lynch and Frost approach this, assuming they are actually even thinking of doing it.
Maybe they could get Zooey Deschanel in there somewhere. Sorry. Just thought I would drop that in there.
The other things that fans of Twin Peaks are pointing out is that in the TV series the dead Laura Palmer says to Special Agent Dale Cooper in one of his dreams “I’ll see you again in 25 years” and, depending when you count from, 2014/2015 is 25 years later.
But the big thing that has really set the Twin Peaks fan community off is this—
[The image above links to the source at the Welcome to Twin Peaks site]
At exactly the same time (11:30 p.m.) on the same day (3rd of Oct) Mark Frost and David Lynch both put the following statement on their Twitter feeds: “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style.”
So why would the primary writer and the main director of the Twin Peaks TV series (Series 1 anyway) post a well known and key phrase from the series at the same time on the same day about 25 years from when it was said?
Crap! Maybe I need to get a Twitter account now.
<<< Edit … Just thought I would add this >>>
Found this looking for Twin Peaks stuff with Google. This is Sherilyn Fenn on the cover of Playboy in December 1990. Sherilyn played Audrey Horne in the series.
<<< Edit, just saw this at Welcome to Twin Peaks >>>
It was 11:30 a.m. when Special Agent Dale Cooper drove into Twin Peaks at the start of the TV series 25 years ago. It was 11:30 p.m. exactly when both Lynch and Frost tweeted their synchronised tweets.
Now that cannot be a coincidence. But I am not sure of the significance of the 12 hour difference. Is it s time zone thing? Or was the 12 hour difference intentional? And if it was intentional then what is the message in that?