The long awaited return of Twin Peaks wrapped up recently, after 18 mind bending installments on Showtime. Although the series pretty definitively wrapped up the long standing cliffhanger from the original 1990 show involving Agent Dale Cooper’s evil doppelganger, in typical David Lynch fashion, the new series left a lot of new dangling plot threads of its own. Not the least of which – Spoilers for the last season – the fate of Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) and just where and when Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) are in the final episode.
Ever since the last episode aired, fans have been wondering if there would be a fourth season on Showtime, or whether this was meant to be David Lynch and Mark Frost’s final word on Twin Peaks for all time. All the actors involved with the last season have been very vocal about their desire to return should the opportunity arise, and Sherilyn Fenn mentioned in an interview that Lynch told her if fans reacted positively, there could be more down the line. But until now, no one had heard directly from Lynch.
But thanks to Welcome to Twin Peaks, we now know what Lynch has to say. While supporting his “Small Stories” exhibition at the Belgrade Culture in Serbi, David Lynch appeared via Skype for a Q&A session to an eager audience, his first time appearing in public since the Twin Peaks finale aired. Lynch remained vague about some of the dangling mysteries (specifically that of Audrey Horne’s fate), saying that it was up to audience to decide.
However, he didn’t rule out more Twin Peaks, but he told fans that they would have to be patient. He told the crowd in attendance it was too early to say anything about a season four, reminding them “It took me four and a half years to write and film this season.” It’s not a definite yes, but it’s also far from a definite no.
Twin Peaks fans waited 25 years between Fire Walk With Me and Showtime’s new season. If we just have to wait a few more years for some new installments, I think we’ll survive. And if more Twin Peaks happens, expect it to be even more surreal than the last installment, given where we left our main characters.
One more reason to think more Twin Peaks might be on the way – David Lynch announced the recent Showtime series, which was marketed as Twin Peaks: The Return, will be hitting DVD and Blu-ray in December. Curiously though, it’s now being called Twin Peaks: The Third Season, the first time it’s officially been called that. Could that be CBS’ first hint that a fourth season is on the way? Fingers and toes crossed, Peaksies.
Dear Twitter Friends,
The stars turn and a time presents itself.
December 5, 2017.
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— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) September 14, 2017
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