The road to Showtime’s Twin Peaks is long and winding and … murky. First David Lynch signed on. Then he signed off. Then he signed back on. Then they doubled the episode count from nine to 18. Now, it appears the highly anticipated third season of the series won’t arrive until 2017. Well, at least if co-creator Mark Frost is to be trusted.
During a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (via Indiewire) of all places, Frost waxed nostalgic on the show and let slip a bit of news that should have fans running to the Log Lady with questions:
“We had 32 hours back in 1991-92, and with my partner David Lynch we kind of blew open that genre of the nighttime soap and took it in a whole other direction,” he said. “A lot of people always look back at ‘Twin Peaks’ and say that was the start of this explosion we’ve had in good television drama, but we did it in a time when there were still only three networks.
“The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time,” he continued. “We’re coming back with season three of ‘Twin Peaks’ after a 25-year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.”
Did he really mean 2016? Could he have just fudged the dates? Until Showtime uploads a banner on their site that reads Winter 2017 or Fall 2016, we’ll just have to admit that we’re 100% sure that we’re not completely sure. In the meantime, let’s just be happy a couple of other FBI agents are coming back next January.