The revival of cult TV series Twin Peaks, which was on, then not, then back on again, won’t be aired until late 2016 or early 2017. But that hasn’t stopped speculation about what creators David Lynch and Mark Frost are planning. It seems the pair are intrigued by the current Golden Age of Television with its long-form, complicated narratives and cinematic bravura. Lynch and Frost are thinking about the new series as one long movie; having written it as one huge script, they will shoot it in one enormous block, only afterwards editing it into TV episodes.
Originally there were nine episodes planned, but Showtime’s president David Nevins isn’t sure how many episodes Lynch and Frost will deliver until editing is completed. But Nevins, who had battled with Lynch over the series’ budget, isn’t worried anymore. “I’ll take it when it’s ready… I hope that’s sooner rather than later,” he said.