More bad news for Peaksies. The ‘Twin Peaks‘ release has been delayed until 2017. While a delay is unfortunate, it at least isn’t as bad as David Lynch quitting the series prior to his return. The news was revealed when ‘Twin Peaks’ co-creator Mark Frost was at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. While solid reasons weren’t given, it sounds as if the delay is purely for a concern of releasing a quality show when it is finally aired on Showtime.
According to Frost:
“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. 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.”
I get that after a 25, now 26, year haitus that there are high expectations and they want to deliver on them. While the 2016 premiere had always been the plan, an exact release date had never been quite etched in stone and with a delay in place to give us a better show and not from any further problems cropping up, I am perfectly okay with that. I have a feeling that it could have something to do with Showtime’s President, David Nevins who previously said “David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours.”
So with Lynch directing the entire series and getting a longer order out of it I’m sure we can all understand a bit of a delay.
What are your thoughts on the ‘Twin Peaks’ premiere delay? Do you think we’ve got rocky waters ahead or are you just happy that the series is moving forward? Share your thoughts below!