“This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark (Frost) and David tastes more delicious than ever,” said Showtime’s David Nevins soon afterward in a statement. “Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!!” While the new Twin Peaks will now be more than the nine episodes declared earlier this year by the premium cabler, there are no details yet on how many more.
Still, this good news is the first news for fans of the offbeat 1990-1991 series since Lynch said in early April that he was pulling out of the Twin Peaks revival over money issues. Showtime then followed with a statement that they were trying to resolve the problems with Lynch and his reps. Obviously, that’s all been worked out and topped up. Kyle MacLachlan, who won a Golden Globe for his performance on the original series, is set to reprise his role as Agent Dale Cooper. (UPDATE, 6 PM: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. guest star MacLachlan added his voice to the approving chorus on Twitter about an hour after Lynch’s announcement:)
— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) May 16, 2015
Based on scripts Lynch and Frost have already written, the limited event series was scheduled to go into production much earlier this year for a premiere in 2016 to mark the 25th anniversary of when the original series finished its run on ABC. As announced previously, Lynch and Frost will now produce all nine episodes.