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Twin Peaks (sometimes referred to as Season 3 and promoted as Twin Peaks: The Return) is a revival and sequel series to the original 1990-1991 Twin Peaks television series and 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

The series premiered on May 21, 2017 and concluded on September 3, 2017.

PlotEdit

See also: 2010s

Taking place 25 years after the second season finale, the series is an "emotional" story "about Agent Cooper’s odyssey back to Twin Peaks."[1]

CastEdit

See also: Twin Peaks (2017) cast

The entire cast of 217 (with a few omissions) was announced on April 25, 2016. In December 2016, costume designer Nancy Steiner stated that there were 238 speaking roles in the new series, 21 more than previously reported.[2]

Bold = Returning from previous series or film
✝ = Reused footage only

Starring Edit

In Alphabetical Order Edit

Twin Peaks Edit


Government Edit


Las Vegas Edit


South Dakota Edit



New York City Edit


Montana Edit


New Mexico, 1956 Edit


Odessa, Texas Edit


Supernatural Edit


Musical guests Edit

Several episodes feature a guest musical performance, usually over the end credits:



AbsencesEdit

The following list is of living actors who played notable characters that are believed to be living (or whose status is unknown) as of Episode 29 or events described in The Secret History of Twin Peaks, but are not listed in the cast.

Production staffEdit

Bold = Previous Twin Peaks crew members

End credits

ProductionEdit

Original season 3 plans Edit

In the third season's original plans, BOB and MIKE were from a place or a planet made of creamed corn which moves backward.[6][7][8][9] They fell out with each other when BOB stole a can of corn and escaped pursued by MIKE[6][8]. The chase began on December 31, 1951[6] or on the night of Eisenhower inauguration with insects and garmonbozia appearing on the presidential table when the inauguration was stopped for half an hour (though it actually was because of the broadcast of the I Love Lucy episode where she has a baby).[10]

Every character would have had a doppelganger who lived in a reality for two minutes[7] or nanoseconds behind the other reality.[6]

Regarding Cooper's situation, the original intention would have been played as if the good Coop was possessed by BOB and eventually reveal it to be his doppelganger instead.[11][12] To rescue Dale from the place and the return the spirits to their place, Truman would open a portal by driving his jeep backward through a corn field,[7][10][8] going back in time.[6] Major Briggs would be the only choice to save Cooper due to his White Lodge experience.[13]

The cliffhanger would be solved before the commercial break of the first episode, with then a time skip of some years[14] getting away from the high school setting. Cooper being the pharmacist[8] and having left the FBI, Truman being a recluse, Sheryl Lee returning as a new character with red hair and to possibly be killed by BOB as well.[15]

Laura's diary entry about her vision of Annie saying "the Good Dale is in the Lodge" would have been found.[12]

Additionally, the novel The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes was conceived at a time when season 3 was in its early stages and some elements from it might have been reused. In particular, Emmet Cooper was a last-minute addition and Mark Frost commented that actor Roger Rees would be ideal for the role.[16]

Cancelled graphic novelEdit

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Artwork by Matt Haley for the graphic novel's pitch

In 2007, artist Matt Haley was tasked with the project of a Twin Peaks graphic novel that would serve as a continuation of the television series. Writer Robert Engels was also heavily involved and planned to use story ideas originally planned for the canceled third season.

Cooper, who may or may not be possessed, starts serial killings, including a red-haired portrayed by Sheryl Lee. Truman, still broken by Josie, would drive backwards through a corn field with the One-Armed Man to go to the Lodge and rescue Cooper.[17]

Engels wished to steer the show away from the high school setting and years later, following the resolution of Cooper's possession by BOB, Cooper was to have quit the FBI and have become Twin Peaks' local pharmacist, Truman became a recluse and stopped being sheriff, being replaced by Andy, the comatose Annie never returned, Ben gave away his money and stayed with the wheel-chaired Audrey in a convalescent home following the bank explosion, Josie is haunting the Great Northern, James is still missing.[17]

The graphic novel was to be released in Twin Peaks: Definitive Gold Box Edition, but plans fell through when David Lynch vetoed the idea, wishing to not continue the story of Twin Peaks in any way.[17]

ShowtimeEdit

The series was first announced on October 6, 2014, as a limited series of nine episodes that would premiere on the Showtime cable network in 2016. All scripts were written by original series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost. The series was described as revisiting the town of Twin Peaks and its inhabitants twenty-five years after the events of the original series.[18] Parts of the original blueprints of the 1990's season three were reused for the revival series.[19]

On January 12, 2015, it was confirmed that Kyle MacLachlan would reprise the role of Dale Cooper.[20] Four days later, Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbrook also announced their casting in the 2016 series. They also implied the return of Sherilyn Fenn.[21] On September 18, 2015, it was revealed that Amanda Seyfried would have a recurring role on the new series as a "pivotal new character."[22] Two days later, it was reported that Balthazar Getty was part of the cast.[23]

On March 14, 2015, Lynch stated that there were contract negotiation "complications" impeding the progress of the production.[24]

On April 5, 2015, Lynch announced that he was pulling out of the series because Showtime was not offering enough money to properly fund the production of his scripts. Showtime stated that they still intended to proceed with the production.[25]

On May 15, 2015, Lynch announced that he was returning to the project and Showtime confirmed as much. Showtime also stated that Lynch would direct every episode and that there would be more than the initially announced nine episodes.[26]

After completing the original script, which was estimated to run nine episodes, Mark Frost began writing The Secret History of Twin Peaks, while Lynch wrote some additional material to make use of the extended episode order. These scenes were sent to Frost and approved prior to filming.[27]

Sheryl Lee and Sherilyn Fenn spoke at a panel at Seattle's Crypticon convention on May 23. They revealed that Lynch would direct eighteen Twin Peaks episodes for Showtime, that Angelo Badalamenti would return as the composer and that the new series would shoot on location in Washington State. Filming began in September 2015 and wrapped in April 2016.[28][29] The series takes the form of a movie divided into eighteen "parts," which should not be called "episodes."[30][31] Lynch stated, perhaps jokingly, that the parts could be viewed out of order.[31]

Promotional materialEdit

On March 21, 2017, Showtime launched eight[32] billboards in the following cities (two per town): Seattle, Missoula, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

VideoEdit

Unlisted videosEdit

The following videos are unlisted but are tailored to show up in Google searches for their respective titles.

ImagesEdit

Home mediaEdit

The series will receive a DVD and Blu-ray release titled Twin Peaks: The Third Season from CBS Home Entertainment on December 5, 2017.[33]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://tvline.com/2017/01/09/twin-peaks-revival-premiere-date-showtime/
  2. “There Are 238 Speaking Parts In The New Twin Peaks,” Reveals Costume Designer Nancy Steiner
  3. Facebook - Michael J. Anderson
  4. Heather Graham Says She's Not On The New Twin Peaks, Wishes She Was (Video)
  5. Actor Michael Ontkean Will Not Pick Up Harry S. Truman's Sheriff Badge For The New Twin Peaks
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Robert Engels interview in Wrapped in Plastic #58
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Bob Engels interview at Inside Twin Peaks
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Mark Frost interview at book signing
  9. Robert Engels interview with Brad Dukes
  10. 10.0 10.1 Robert Engels interview with Alternative Nation
  11. Harley Peyton post on an AOL discussion thread
  12. 12.0 12.1 Lynch on Lynch
  13. Don Davis interview at Twin Peaks Fest 96
  14. Robert Engels interview with USC Panel
  15. Matt Haley interview with Twin Peaks Archive
  16. Scott Frost interview for Wrapped in Plastic #73
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Matt Haley interview with Peaks Freaks Podcast #19
  18. Cynthia Littleton. "‘Twin Peaks’ Revival to Air on Showtime in 2016". Variety. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  19. Esquire interview with Mark Frost
  20. Kimberly Roots. "[PHOTO ‘Twin Peaks’ on Showtime — Kyle MacLachlan to Reprise Role - TVLine"]. TVLine. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  21. "Watch Sheryl Lee And Dana Ashbrook Announce Their Return To Twin Peaks In 2016 (Video)". welcometotwinpeaks.com. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  22. Rebecca Ianucci. "Twin Peaks: Amanda Seyfried Lands Mystery Role on Showtime Revival". TVLine. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  23. Michael Ausiello. "Twin Peaks Revival: Brothers & Sisters Vet Cast In Top-Secret Role". TVLine. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  24. "David Lynch". welcometotwinpeaks.com. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  25. Alex Stedman. "‘Twin Peaks': David Lynch Leaves as Director - Variety". Variety. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  26. "'Twin Peaks' Revival Is Back On, David Lynch Announces (Again)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  27. Sabrina S. Sutherland (September 14, 2017). "I'm Sabrina Sutherland, Executive Producer of Twin Peaks. AMA.". Reddit. Retrieved September 20, 2017. 
  28. "18 New Episodes Of Twin Peaks, All Scored By Angelo Badalamenti". welcometotwinpeaks.com. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  29. "David Lynch Shows Up In Twin Peaks, Confirms He’ll Start Shooting New Episodes In September". welcometotwinpeaks.com. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  30. "Jeff Jensen AMA". |
  31. 31.0 31.1 Lynch interview with the New York Times
  32. Interview with Showtime CMO Donald Buckley
  33. David Lynch on Twitter

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