You May Have to Wait a Little Longer for That New Season of ‘Twin Peaks’

We’ve waited through the announcements, the casting sessions, David Lynch’s departure, David Lynch’s return—oh, plus, y’know, the 24 years before any of that started. But it seems were going to have to wait a little longer for the upcoming Showtime revival of Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks.

The fan site Welcome to Twin Peaks notes that during a recent appearance at the National Baseball Hall of Fame (???), co-creator Frost said this:

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… 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.

This 2017 airdate is a year later than was previously announced. Now, this could be due to the doubling of new episodes, from nine to eighteen, which was announced when Lynch returned. Or it could be a delay caused by that temporary departure. Or Frost could have just misspoke; the website notes, somewhat hopefully, that he got the dates the original series aired wrong (it was on from 1990 to 1991).

Anyway. We’ve been waiting two dozen years for another season of Twin Peaks; another year probably won’t make any difference.