Don’t hold your breath for the debut of Showtime’s new Twin Peaks series from David Lynch. Unless you can hold it for a year-plus, that is. CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves said during the company’s Q3 earnings call that the drama series will arrive sometime in 2017 after all.
That was the original plan for the series, but Showtime Networks President David Nevins said in August that the series from Lynch and Mark Frost was slated to start production in September for a hoped-for 2016 premiere. But he said at the time that there is no pressure on Lynch, who has complete creative control over the project. “I’ll take it when it’s ready,” Nevins said. “I hope that’s sooner rather than later.”
Kyle McLachlan is set to return for the follow-up, which remains shrouded in secrecy, along with reported newcomers Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Knepper, Balthazar Getty and Amanda Seyfried. Lynch is directing the entire new series from a script he wrote with his fellow co-creator Frost. The groundbreaking original Twin Peaks series, a murder-mystery thriller set in the titular fictional town, aired for 30 episodes in 1990-91 on ABC.