Now that The X-Files has closed up shop once again, it’s time to start salivating over Showtime’s forthcoming revival of Twin Peaks. Though, don’t go roasting any coffee or baking any pies just yet. We still have awhile before David Lynch officially invites us back to the small Pacific Northwest logging town.
So much time, in fact, that Showtime’s CEO David Nevins is still ironing out how the network will release the damn thing. However, one thing’s for sure: You won’t be able to binge-watch the new series. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Nevins digressed on the future of television, and speculated on how they’ll promote Twin Peaks:
“There’s great value in having the conversation sustained over the course of a couple of months,” Nevins contended. “Although, I’ll do different shows in different ways. When we put Twin Peaks out, maybe it’ll be fun not to do just one a week, but to do it in a different way. Who knows. Something I’ll talk about with David Lynch. There’s all sorts of possibilities, but the idea of just throwing it out, having a week or two weeks of buzz, and then having it die down, I don’t think that makes sense for us.”
Nevins later hinted at those “sorts of possibilities,” chewing on the concept of taking more series to theaters:
“You’re going to continue to see the blurring of movies and television,” Nevins explained. “You’re going to see television shows produced primarily for television that’s going to play in theaters for an occasional out-of-home collective experience. I’m already feeling interest. People are coming to us, ‘You want to premiere this? You want to show four episodes?’ So I guarantee you when we put Twin Peaks out people are gonna want to put that in theaters. So I see those lines blurring.”
Eventually, Nevins went on to call Lynch something of a genius and an “incredibly efficient director,” who’s apparently more than halfway done with the shooting. He wouldn’t confirm the cast, of course, but insisted that many of them have worked with the auteur over the years.
Earlier this year, Laura Dern, Naomi Watts, and Tom Sizemore (allegedly) joined the revival, which will (allegedly) also include newcomers Amanda Seyfried, Balthazar Getty, Robert Knepper, Peter Saarsgard, and Robert Forster. They’ll (allegedly) be paired with familiar faces such as:
Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), David Patrick Kelly (Jerry Horne), Richard Beymer (Ben Horne), Miguel Ferrer (FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield), Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), Michael Horse (Deputy Hawk), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson), Joan Chen(Jocelyn Packard), Piper Laurie (Catherine Martell), Chris Mulkey (Hank Jennings), Russ Tamblyn (Dr. Larence Jacoby), and Kenneth Welsh (Windom Earle).
So, what do you think, would you want to see the continuing adventures of Special Agent Dale Cooper at your local cinema? Would you be willing to fork over the cash? It wouldn’t be a first. After all, the last time anyone even visited Twin Peaks was at the theater with the series’ critical and commercial flop, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
Again, to quote ol’ Coop himself: “I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.”